Department of Cancer Biology

Department of Cancer Biology Postdoc Profiles

Postdoctoral fellows

 Himadri Biswas

Himadri Biswas, Ph.D.pm

Zou lab, BHS 440, (419) 383-4164
himadri.biswas@utoledo.edu

Education:
B.S., 2004 - Microbiology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
M.S., 2006 - Biotechnology, University of Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, West Bengal, India
Ph.D., 2016 - Biochemistry, Univ of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Research Interests:  Eludicating the structure-function relationships of ATR (ataxia telangiectasia and Rad3-related) prolyl isomers on carcinogenesis and tumorigenesis
 Qingbin Cui

Qingbin (Tim) Cui, Ph.D.   pm

Zhang lab, BHS 435, (419)-383-4322  
qingbin.cui@utoledo.edu

Education
B.S., 06/2008 - Pharmacy, Zhengzhou Univ, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Ph.D., 06/2014  - Medicinal Chemistry, Jinan Univ, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Research interests:  Synthesis and mechanism study of novel small-molecule anticancer drugs 

Megan Drier

Megan Dreier, Ph.D.pm

de la Serna lab, BHS 303, (419) 383-4133
megan.dreier@utoledo.edu

Education
B.S., 05/2007 - Biology, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Ph.D., 05/2012 - Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Toledo

Research interests:  Cell cycle and tumor biology; currently studying the effects of the inhibition of chromatin regulators on melanocyte development in melanoma 

 David Escobar

David Escobar, Ph.D.pm

Zhang lab, BHS 435, (419) 383-4322
david.escobar@utoledo.edu

Education
B.S., 08/2008 - Biochemistry, Univ de Concepcion, Concepcion, Biobio, Chile
09/2010, Professional qualification, Univ de Concepcion
Ph.D., 04/2015 - Cell and Molecular Biology, Univ de Concepcion

Research interests:  Subjacent mechanisms of the gemcitabine resistance in pancreatic cancer cell lines 
 Sophia Josephraj

Sophia Josephraj, Ph.D.pm

Zhang lab, BHS 435, (419) 383-4322 
sophia.josephraj@utoledo.edu

Education

B.S., 2010 - Biochemistry, Holy Cross College, Bharthidasan University, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
M.Sc., 2012 - Biochemistry, Holy Cross College, Bharthidasan University
M.Phil., 2013 - Biochemistry, Bharthidasan University
Ph.D., 2019 - Biochemistry, Annamalai University, Annamalainagar, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India

Research interests:  1) Kinase transcriptions factors in gene expression regulation, signal transduction, cell growth and differentiation; 2) Multiple mechanisms of drug resistance in fatty acid synthase

 Shijie Ma

Shijie Ma, Ph.D.pm

Zhang lab, BHS 435, (419) 383-4322
shijie.ma@utoledo.edu
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Education
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B.S., 6/2011 - Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agriculture Univ, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
M.S., 6/2014 - Preventative Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University
Ph.D., 6/2018 - Basic Veterinary Medicine, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China 

Research interests:  Molecular cell biology and molecular mechanism of tumorigenesis and tumor metabolism 

 su shang

Su Shang, Ph.D.           pubmed

Li lab, BHS 302, (419) 383-4446
su.shang@utoledo.edu

Education:
B.S., 07/2011 - Biological Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Ph.D., 07/2018 - Cell Biology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Research Interests:  Tumor dormancy in cancer bone metastasis; the roles of tumor microenvironment in drug resistance of  cancer bone metastasis. 

 Vandana Sharma

Vandana Sharma, Ph.D.pm

Furuta lab, BHS 467, (419) 383-4428
vandana.sharma@utoledo.edu

Education
:
B.Sc., 05/2008 - Biological Sciences, Himachal Pradesh University, India
M.Sc., 05/2010 - Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Ph.D., 05/2017 - Microbiology, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, India

Research Interests:  Studying the role of NO dysregulation in relation to breast cancer initiation/progression and therapeutic resistance

 Boopathi Subramaniyan

Boopathi Subramaniyan, Ph.D.pm

Zhang lab, BHS 435, (419) 383-4322
boopathi.subramaniyan@utoledo.edu

Education

B.Sc., 05/2007 - Zoology, Bishop Heber College, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
M.Sc., 04/2009 - Zoology, Jamal Mohamed College, Bharathidasan University
M.Phil., 12/2011 - Microbial Biotechnology, Bharathidasan University
Ph.D., 05/2017 - Biomedical Science, Bharathidasan University

Research interests:  1) The role of SIRT1 regulation in pancreatic cancer cells;  2) Understanding the molecular mechanism of Aurora kinases in pancreatic cancer cells

 Taolan Zhang

Taolan Zhang, Ph.D.pm

Zhang lab, BHS 433, (419) 383-4322
taolan.zhang@utoledo.edu

Education
:
BPharm, 06/2011 - Pharmacy, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan, China
Ph.D., 06/2016 - Clinical Pharmacology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China

Research Interests:  Targeting FASN to overcome drug resistance in breast cancer

 yawei zhao

Yawei Zhao, Ph.D.pm

Li lab, BHS 302, (419) 383-4666
yawei.zhao@utoledo.edu

Education:
B.S., 06/12 - Biological Sciences, University of Ludong, Shandong, China
M.S., 06/15 - Microbiology, University of Nanjing Medical, Nanjing, China
Ph.D., 02/20 - Health Psychology, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Research Interests:  The role of tumor microenvironment and tumor metastasis in mCRPC development and treatment.

 Xunzhen Zheng

Xunzhen (Sean) Zheng, M.D.pm

Furuta lab, BHS 467, (419) 383-4322
xunzhen.zheng@utoledo.edu

Education:
M.S., M.D., 06/1997 - Hematology, Central South Univ, Xiangya Medical College, Changsha, Hunan, China

Research Interests:  The involvement of nitric oxide pathway in breast cancer development and treatment

 




Last Updated: 8/25/20