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Department of

Cancer Biology

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  • State-of-the-Art Labs and Facilities
  • Competitive National Graduate Program

About Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology Faculty and Students

The Cancer Biology Department is the home of a dynamic, collaborative and highly interactive faculty with cutting-edge research programs that span a wide range of cancer-related topics.

Every new discovery and success in our laboratories—big and small—is putting our dreams of eradicating (or controlling) cancer closer than ever to reality. We hope you will join us in our fight against cancer through basic and translational research at this most opportune and exciting time.

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Recent Publications

Graduate Students

The following publications have been recently published by Cancer Biology faculty:

  • Xu, Yichen; Poggio, Mauro; Jin, Hyun Yong; Shi, Zhen; Forester, Craig M; Wang, Ying; Stumpf, Craig R; Xue, Lingru; Devericks, Emily; So, Lomon; Nguyen, Hao G; Griselin, Alice; Gordan, John D; Umetsu, Sarah E; Reich, Siegfried H; Worland, Stephen T; Asthana, Saurabh; Barna, Maria; Webster, Kevin R; Cunningham, John T; Ruggero, Davide 2019. Translation control of the immune checkpoint in cancer and its therapeutic targeting. Nature Medicine.
  • Huang, Huilin; Weng, Hengyou; Sun, Wenju; Qin, Xi; Shi, Hailing; Wu, Huizhe; Zhao, Boxuan Simen; Mesquita, Ana; Liu, Chang; Yuan, Celvie L; Hu, Yueh-Chiang; Hüttelmaier, Stefan; Skibbe, Jennifer R; Su, Rui; Deng, Xiaolan; Dong, Lei; Sun, Miao; Li, Chenying; Nachtergaele, Sigrid; Wang, Yungui; Hu, Chao; Ferchen, Kyle; Greis, Kenneth D; Jiang, Xi; Wei, Minjie; Qu, Lianghu; Guan, Jun-Lin; He, Chuan; Yang, Jianhua; Chen, Jianjun 2018. Recognition of RNA N6-methyladenosine by IGF2BP proteins enhances mRNA stability and translation. Nature Cell Biology, 20 3, 285-295
  • Su, Rui; Dong, Lei; Li, Chenying; Nachtergaele, Sigrid; Wunderlich, Mark; Qing, Ying; Deng, Xiaolan; Wang, Yungui; Weng, Xiaocheng; Hu, Chao; Yu, Mengxia; Skibbe, Jennifer; Dai, Qing; Zou, Dongling; Wu, Tong; Yu, Kangkang; Weng, Hengyou; Huang, Huilin; Ferchen, Kyle; Qin, Xi; Zhang, Bin; Qi, Jun; Sasaki, Atsuo T; Plas, David R; Bradner, James E; Wei, Minjie; Marcucci, Guido; Jiang, Xi; Mulloy, James C; Jin, Jie; He, Chuan; Chen, Jianjun 2018. R-2HG Exhibits Anti-tumor Activity by Targeting FTO/m6A/MYC/CEBPA Signaling. Cell, 172 1-2, 90-105.e23
  • Yang, Yongguang; Leonard, Marissa; Zhang, Yijuan; Zhao, Dan; Mahmoud, Charif; Khan, Shugufta; Wang, Jiang; Lower, Elyse E; Zhang, Xiaoting 2018. HER2-Driven Breast Tumorigenesis Relies upon Interactions of the Estrogen Receptor with Coactivator MED1. Cancer Research, 78 2, 422-435


Latest News/Events


Congratulations, Dr. Jiajie Diao!

Cancer Biology faculty member, Jiajie Diao, PhD, has been selected to receive the College of Medicine Research Rising Star Award for his outstanding commitment and impressive top tier career benchmark achievements. Congratulations and thank you for your exceptional service to the College of Medicine.

Dr. Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska honored for excellent teaching 

Maria Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD, was one of three faculty to receive, from first-year medical students in the College of Medicine, the Optime Magistrum (Best Teacher) Award for excellent teaching. Dr. Czyzyk-Krzeska, a professor in the Department of Cancer Biology, was recognized for her pulmonary physiology lectures in the renal/pulmonary bloc.

Congratulations to our CCB Graduate Students who have recently received NIH awards!

9/7/18. Madeline Niederkorn, F99 (NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award - F99/K00)
National Cancer Institute
"Regulators of ubiquitin signaling in malignant hematopoiesis"
Maddie’s F99 replaced the previously awarded F31

7/1/18. Madeline Niederkorn, F31
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
 "The TIFAB-USP15 Complex in the Pathogenesis of MDS and AML"

9/1/18. Brian Hunt, F31
National Cancer Institute
"Targeting glycolytic metabolism in RON-driven breast cancer"

12/1/18. Camille Sullivan, F31 
National Cancer Institute
"Macrophage Ron signaling regulates the antitumor immune response in prostate cancer"




Open Faculty Positions in Cancer Biology

The College of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati is seeking highly qualified researchers to fill faculty positions.  The rank of the appointment (Assistant/Associate/Professor) is open and will be commensurate with the experience and professional accomplishments of the selected applicant.  Requisition#: 33424