Cancer Immunotherapeutics Members

Behnam Badie, M.D.
Neurosurgeon; Heritage Provider Network Professor in Gene Therapy

Behnam Badie, M.D., is a renowned neurosurgeon and expert in the field of surgical neuro-oncology, nanotechnology and T cell research.

Christine Brown, Ph.D.
Heritage Provider Network Professor in Immunotherapy

Christine Brown, Ph.D., is deputy director of the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

Michael Caligiuri, M.D.
Professor, Division of Leukemia, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Michael A. Caligiuri, M.D., is a world-renowned physician, scientist, builder, innovator, leader and visionary. He is dedicated to developing the next generation of leading-edge cancer therapies.

Don J. Diamond, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Don J. Diamond, Ph.D., is Professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

Mingye Feng, Ph.D.
Mingye Feng, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology

Mingye Feng, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Immuno-Oncology

Yuman Fong, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Yuman Fong, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in cancer of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts. He has led the research effort to employ genetically modified viruses to destroy cancer cells.

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Marcin Kortylewski, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology

Marcin Kortylewski, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Immuno-Oncology, focuses on cancer immunotherapy.

Peter P. Lee, M.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Chair of Immuno-Oncology

Peter P. Lee, M.D., is professor and chair in the 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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Edwin Manuel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology

Edwin Manuel, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor in the Department of Immuno-Oncology.

Heather McGee
Heather McGee, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist

Heather McGee, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Immuno-Oncology at City of Hope.

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S.
Laleh Melstrom, M.D., M.S.
Surgical Oncologist

Laleh G. Melstrom, M.D., M.S., specializes in melanoma and pancreatic cancers.

Joanne Mortimer
Joanne Mortimer, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.O.
Medical Oncologist; Baum Family Professor in Women's Cancers

Listed numerous times as one of America’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly, Joanne Mortimer, M.D., is the Baum Family Professor in Women’s Cancers. She takes a special interest in examining how hormones affect normal and tumor cells.

Javier Gordon Ogembo
Javier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology

Javier Gordon Ogembo, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Immuno-Oncology at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

Saul Priceman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Saul Priceman, Ph.D., is associate professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and associate director of Translational Sciences & Technologies in the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratories

John Shively, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

John Shively, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Immunology & Theranostics within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

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Zuoming Sun, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular Imaging & Therapy
Meet Dr. Leo David Wang
Leo David Wang, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

Leo David Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is a pediatric hematologist-oncologist and associate professor in the departments of Immuno-Oncology and Pediatrics.

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John Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine

City of Hope's John Williams, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine and Director of the X-ray Crystallography Core.

Jeffrey Y.C. Wong, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist

Jeffrey Wong, M.D., is renowned for his efforts in targeted therapy using image-guided/intensity modulated radiotherapy, recently applying this approach to bone marrow transplantation.

Yanghee Woo, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Yanghee Woo, M.D., is director of the Gastroenterology Minimally Invasive Therapy Program.

Anna Wu
Anna Wu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Anna Wu, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Immunology & Theranostics and co-director of the Center for Theranostic Studies.

Yazaki Paul
Paul Yazaki, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Paul Yazaki, Ph.D., is a research professor in the Department of Immunology & Theranostics at the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

Hua Yu, Ph.D.
Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Professor in Tumor Immunotherapy; Associate Chair and Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology; Co-leader, Cancer Immunotherapeutics Program, Comprehensive Cancer Center

Hua Yu, Ph.D., associate chair of the Department of Immuno-Oncology, has made STAT3 the focus of much of her research.

Kirstin Zettlitz
Kirstin A. Zettlitz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Kirstin Anja Zettlitz, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Immunology & Theranostics within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

Chunyan Zhang, Ph.D.
Chunyan Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Immuno-Oncology

Chunyan Zhang is a staff scientist in the department of immuno-oncology at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

TGEN MEMBERS

Assistant Professor, Pathogen and Microbiome Division and Integrated Cancer Genomics Division