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Georgetown University - Biomedical Sciences: Collaborative Projects

This is a list of existing collaborative projects. However, new collaborations can be established between any participating investigator at the partnership institutions.

GU Faculty Name GU Faculty Department Primary (Secondary) NIH Faculty Name NIH Faculty Institute Collaboration Research Area
Ahern, Gerard, Ph.D. Pharmacology Hoon , Mark, Ph.D. NIDCR Molecular sensory biology
Ahern, Gerard, Ph.D. Pharmacology Iadorola , Mike, Ph.D. NIDCR Pain receptors, electrophysiology
Albanese, Chris, Ph.D. Oncology Pacak, Karel, M.D. NICHD Molecular pathogenesis of pheochromocytoma; Role of oncogenes, tumor supressor proteins and cyclin D1 in initiation and progression of prostate and breast cancers
Brown, Milton, M.D., Ph.D. Pharmacology Collins , Francis, M.D., Ph.D. NHGRI New drug discovery, genetics
Byers, Steve, Ph.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Rubin, Jeff, Ph.D. NCI Wnt Signaling
Chung, Fung-Lung, Ph.D. Oncology TBD TBD Chemical cardinogenesis and DNA damage by environmental and endogenous chemicals and mechanism-based chemopreventive agents
Deeken, John, M.D. Cancer Center Figg, William D. Pharm.D., MBA NCI Pharmacogenetic evaluation of high-throughput platforms
Deeken, John, M.D. Cancer Center Michelson, Alan M., M.D., Ph.D. NCHLBI Systems-level investigations of organogenesis
Fornace, Albert, M.D. Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology Ashwell, Jonathan, M.D. NCI T cell signaling pathways; Oncogenic and genotoxic stress signaling, including application of systems biology approaches to stress signaling in cancer
Martin, Mary Beth, Ph.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Salomon, David, Ph.D. NCI Role of estrogen and the estrogen receptor in etiology and progression of breast cancer
Mocchetti, Italo, Ph.D. Pharmacology Harvey , Brandon, Ph.D. NIDA Neurotrophins and disease
Mocchetti, Italo, Ph.D. Pharmacology Eugene Major, Ph.D. NINDS Neurotrophins and disease
Mueller, Susette, Ph.D. Oncology Yamada, Kenneth, Ph.D. NICDCR Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Invasion (invadopodia)
Notario, Vicente, Ph.D. Radiation Medicine (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology: Oncology) Becerra, S. Patricia, Ph.D. NEI Role of oncogenes in mechanisms of human carcinogenesis and cellular stress response, with emphasis on molecular targets and pathways for chemo- and radiosensitization; Role of Peiment Epitheliun Derived Factor (PEDF) on tumor growth and metastatic potential
Padmanabhan , Pad, Ph.D. Microbiology Pierson, Ted, Ph.D. NIAID West Nile/Dengue virus
Rebeck, G. William, Ph.D. Pharmacology Cookson, Mark Ph.D. NIAID Neurodegenerative disease
Roepe, Paul, Ph.D. Chemistry (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Bewley, Carole Ph.D. NIDDK Drug resistance in infectious diseases and cancer.  Drug design and discovery, including natural products screens.  Cell imaging techniques as applied to physiology of drug resistant cells and microbes.
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Hanover, John, Ph.D. NIDDK Changes in Chromatin structure and the role of glycosylation in regulating gene expression; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) McBride, Alison, Ph.D. NIAID Replication of human papillomaviruses and expression of telomerase in HPV tumors; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Buck, Chris, Ph.D. NCI CCR Papillomavirus-related research; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Yanovski, Jack, M.D., Ph.D. NICHD Molecular etiology of obesity; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Burgess, Harold A., Ph.D. NICHD Neural circuits underlying behavior in larval zebrafish; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Pastan, Ira, M.D. NCI Immunotoxins
Schlegel, C. Richard, M.D., Ph.D. Pathology (Oncology; Microbiology and Immunology, ObGyn) Burgess, Shawn, Ph.D. NHGRI Zebrafish Genetics/Genomics of hearing development and regeneration; Molecular and immunological studies of the human papillomaviruses and their role in neoplasia
Suzuki, Justin, Ph.D. Pharmacology Espey, Michael G., Ph.D. NIDDK Vitamin C: pulmonary hypertension/asthma
Toretsky, Jeffrey, M.D. Oncology (Pediatrics and Medicine) Khanna, Chand, Ph.D. NCI Development of novel childhood cancer therapeutics using chemical genomics
Toretsky, Jeffrey, M.D. Oncology (Pediatrics and Medicine) Helman, Lee, Ph.D. NCI Development of novel childhood cancer therapeutics using chemical genomics
Toretsky, Jeffrey, M.D. Oncology (Pediatrics and Medicine) Hickstein, Dennis, Ph.D. NCI Development of novel childhood cancer therapeutics using chemical genomics
Turner, R. Scott, Ph.D. Pharmacology Bossetti, Francesca , Ph.D. NIA Alzheimer's: phospholipids
Uren, Aykut, M.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Khanna, Chand, Ph.D. NCI Molecular mechanisms of metastasis in osteosarcoma; ezrin and its protein partners; Role of Wnt-beta-catenin signaling in tumor pathogenesis.  Molecular mechanisms of transformation and metastasis in pediatric sarcomas
Uren, Aykut, M.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Rubin, Jeff, Ph.D. NCI Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in different tumor models; Role of Wnt-beta-catenin signaling in tumor pathogenesis.  Molecular mechanisms of transformation and metastasis in pediatric sarcomas
Vicini, Stefano, Ph.D. Pharmacology Buonanno, Andres, Ph.D. NICHD Synaptic transmission
Wu, Cathy, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology Rouault, Tracey Ph.D. NICHD Computational Systems Biology--Omics Data Integration and Pathway/Network Analysis; Structure/Function Relationship; Biological Text Mining and Bioinformatics Cyber infrastructure;Regulation of mitochondrial iron homeostasis (with current GU/NIH student)
Zhang-Zhi Hu, M.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Huang, Jing, Ph.D. NCI Roles of epigenetic events in cancer and stem cell differentiation.
Zhang-Zhi Hu, M.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Hearing, Vincent J., Ph.D. NCI Melanosome biogenesis pathway and melanoma
Zhang-Zhi Hu, M.D. Oncology (Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology) Appella, Ettore, M.D. NCI Tumor immunology and the design of antiviral drugs against HIV

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