Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncology
Co-Director, Metastasis Research Center
U.T. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1000, S9.8316B
Houston, TX 77030
I received my B.S. in Chemical Engineering from M.I.T. and my Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the McArdle Laboratory in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Lambert at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999. I did a postdoc sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America in Dr. Tyler Jacks’ laboratory at M.I.T. I am currently an Associate Professor with tenure and serve as the Co-Director for the Metastasis Research Center at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Recent work in my laboratory includes deciphering the functions of p63 and p73 in multiple biological processes using conditional knock out mouse models and genome-wide analyses. We have identified key functions of p63 and p73 in aging, stem cells, cancer, and metastasis and have identified a novel therapy to treat p53 deficient and mutant tumors. I am a scholar of the American Cancer Society, the Rita Allen Foundation, the V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.