Multiple Myeloma Research Faculty

Physicians

Amrita Krishnan, M.D.

Amrita Krishnan, M.D., directs the Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research at City of Hope's cancer research hospital, seeking to make gains in one of the most rapidly changing areas in cancer research.

Azra Borogovac, M.D., M.S., is a hematologist at City of Hope Orange County Lennar Foundation Cancer Center. For Dr. Borogovac, the patient is the most important part of the medical team. She sees the opportunity to provide care to people with cancer as a privilege. 

Stephen J. Forman, M.D.
Hematologist-Oncologist

Stephen J. Forman, M.D., hematologist-oncologist, is a top cancer doctor for leukemia, lymphoma & bone marrow transplantation. He is also the director of the Hematologic Malignancies Research Institute & director of the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory at City of Hope, Duarte, California.

Scott Goldsmith, M.D.
Scott Goldsmith, M.D.
Hematologist-Oncologist

Scott Goldsmith, M.D., specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, which is also the focus of his prolific research.

Maung Htut

Maung Myo Htut, M.D., is determined to find more effective treatments for multiple myeloma, a rare blood cancer that strikes about 30,000 Americans each year. He believes the body's own immune system may hold the key.

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Murali Janakiram, M.D., M.S.
Hematologist-Oncologist

Murali Janakiram, M.D., M.S., is a hematologist-oncologist and associate professor in the department of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation.

Sarah S. Lee, M.D.
Hematologist-Oncologist

Sarah S. Lee, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation, who studies precision therapy for plasma cell disorders like multiple myeloma and amyloidosis.

Scientific Faculty
Jonathan Keats
Jonathan Keats, Ph.D.
Scientific Director, The Judy and Bernard Briskin Center for Multiple Myeloma Research
Dr. Keats is primarily interested in multiple myeloma with secondary interests in other hematological malignancies and immunodeficiency syndromes. Full bio
Li Du | Assistant Research Professor | Toni Stephenson Lymphoma Center | City of Hope | Los Angeles
Li Du, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Dr. Du’s research focuses on the role of a protein modification process called SUMOylation in cancer progression and anti-tumor immunity. Her study investigates cellular signaling pathways of SUMOylation in cancer cells and tumor immune micro-environment and identifies ways to inhibit these pathways. Full bio
Emine Gulsen Gunes
E. Gulsen Gunes, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Dr. Steven T. Rosen Laboratory, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Flavia Pichiorri
Flavia Pichiorri, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science
Dr. Pichiorri is a professor in the Department of Hematologic Malignancies Translational Science. Full bio View Pichiorri Lab
Meet Professor Sophia Wang, Ph.D.
Sophia S. Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Dr. Wang is a molecular epidemiologist with expertise in cancer etiology and survivorship research. Full bio
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Xiuli Wang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Dr. Wang is a professor in the Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. Full bio
Collaborating Scientists
Vikram Adhikarla
Vikram Adhikarla, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Russell Rockne, Ph.D.
Russell Rockne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Russell Rockne, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine within Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. He also serves as director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology, with the goal of translating mathematics, physics and evolution-based research to clinical care. Full bio
Jack Shively, Ph.D. | Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics | City of Hope
Jack Shively, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics
John C. Williams, Ph.D.
John Williams, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cancer Biology and Molecular Medicine
Dr. Williams' research primarily focuses on structural and biophysical methods to identify sources of energy additivity and multivalency in macromolecular complexes and use these properties to develop new tools and novel therapeutics. Full bio

Other Staff

  • Arnab Chowdhury, Ph.D., Staff Scientist
  • Ann Morales, M.S., CCRP, Project Manager
  • Alex Pozhitkov, Ph.D., Senior Technical Lead, Research Applications
  • James Sanchez, Ph.D., Senior Project Development Scientist