Jennifer McQuade, M.D.
Dr. McQuade earned a Bachelor of Arts Summa cum laude in 1998 from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville in the Echols Interdisciplinary Program, where she focused on Biology and International Studies. She graduated from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Houston, TX in 2008 with a Master of Arts degree in Oriental Medicine. She completed her Medical Doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, where she earned an Honors Certificate in 2007, joined Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honors Society) in 2008 and graduated with the Glasgow-Rubin Citation for Academic Achievement in 2009. After completing her MD, she went on to obtain her Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Science from the University of Texas Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences in 2017. Dr. McQuade is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and the Board of Medical Oncology. She is a melanoma medical oncologist and physician-scientist at MD Anderson hosting a translational research program focused on understanding the interaction between host-level factors, tumor biology, immunity and outcomes. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including MD Anderson's Physician Scientist Program Award in 2018; the Fellow, Women in Cancer Immunotherapy Network's Leadership Institute in 2019; and recognition from the Khalifa Foundation & Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nayhan Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy in 2019. She is published in 41 peer-reviewed original research articles and authored or co-authored on 3 dozen other articles, abstracts and editorials. She has presented at conferences across the nation and has been featured in articles from both The New York Times and The Houston Chronicle for her paper in The Lancet Oncology titled Association of body-mass index and outcomes in patients with metastatic melanoma treated with targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy: a retrospective, multicohort analysis. Her many achievements are testimony to her ongoing drive to eradicate cancer using dietary intervention and prevention tactics and delving into the science to understand the mechanisms of her discoveries.
Dr. Barbara Pazdrak
Yan (Janie) Jiang, Ph.D.
Dr. Jiang completed her Ph.D. from Purdue University at West Lafayette Indiana and has been contributing to cancer research for two decades. Her accomplishments include independently designing and performing three colon cancer studies and initiating a collaboration which led to the development of a novel in vitro human tissue stem cell isolation and 3-D culture model for cancer drug development as a Post-doctoral Fellow under Dr. Dean Brenner at the University of Michigan. At MD Anderson, Dr. Jiang has served as a Research Scientist, Senior Research Scientist, Lab Supervisor and Lab Manager. She has been published in 15 manuscripts, a book and has contributed to more than a dozen conference abstracts. Her talents and ethics are a valued addition to the McQuade Lab team.
Brooklyn Lochmann, LVT
A graduate with honors from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in 2016, Brooklyn is an animal advocator with enthusiasm and passion for scientific advancements, especially in cancer research. With a background as a technologist with the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery at MD Anderson, she often bridges the gaps between the lab, MD Anderson facilities and the animal vivarium facilities. She is responsible for ensuring animal health and well-being, animal related experimental activities and tissue harvesting. She brings a unique perspective and energy to every project.