Beckman Research Institute Research Department Chairs

Meet the esteemed and renowned department chairs guiding the Institute’s efforts. 
 
 
Meet Michael Barish, Ph.D.
Michael Barish, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

At the Intersection of Neurobiology and Immuno-oncology.

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Chen-Shiuan
Shiuan Chen, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Cancer Biology; The Lester M. and Irene C. Finkelstein Chair in Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Shiuan Chen, Ph.D., chairs the Department of Cancer Biology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope

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Jianjun Chen Profile
Jianjun Chen, Ph.D.
Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair in Systems Biology; Professor and Chair, Department of Systems Biology
Duarte - Main Campus

Jianjun Chen, Ph.D. is a professor, Simms/Mann Family Foundation Chair, and chair of the Department of Systems Biology and deputy director for the Center for RNA Biology and Therapeutics at City of Hope.

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Portrait of Dr. Ajay Goel
Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics; Associate Director of Basic Science, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Duarte - Main Campus

Ajay Goel, Ph.D., M.S., is a professor researching molecular pathogenesis of human gastrointestinal cancers and its relationship to early detection of cancer, cancer prevention and cancer therapeutics at City of Hope, near Los Angeles.

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Michael Kahn, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine
Michael Kahn, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Michael Kahn, Ph.D. is professor and chair of the Department of Molecular Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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Peter Lee
Peter P. Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professor in Cancer Immunotherapeutics
Duarte - Main Campus

Peter P. Lee, M.D., is the Chair, Department of Immuno-oncology, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Southern California and beneficiary of The Christopher Family Endowed Innovation Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease and Breast Cancer Research in Honor of Vineta Christopher.

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Guido Marcucci
Guido Marcucci, M.D.
Hematologist - Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus; Newport Beach Fashion Island

Guido Marcucci, M.D., is chair of the Department of Hematological Malignancies Translational Science and Chief of the Division of Leukemia.

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Joyce Niland
Joyce Niland, Ph.D.
Estelle & Edward Alexander Chair in Information Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Joyce Niland, Ph.D. is professor and chair of the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

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John Rossi
John J. Rossi, Ph.D.
Lidow Family Research Chair
Duarte - Main Campus

John Rossi, Ph.D., is dean emeritus of the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences, and professor and director of the Center for RNA Biology and Therapeutics at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, specializing in RNA biology.

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Victoria Seewaldt
Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D.
Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus; South Pasadena

City of Hope's Victoria Seewaldt, M.D., is the Ruth Ziegler Chair in Population Sciences and chair and professor of the Department of Population Sciences, with a clinical specialty in breast cancer.

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