Leadership

Center for Cancer Research leaders work together and with advisory groups to enhance and expand the foundational strengths of the Center.  Our Center is focused on promoting basic discovery, facilitating transdisciplinary collaborative research, improving the drug discovery pipeline, and enhancing the movement of discoveries toward application.  Our leadership builds on the Center’s core strengths and enables us to drive research toward solutions of major cancer issues.

 


Senior Leadership
 



Timothy L. Ratliff, Ph.D.
Robert Wallace Miller Director

Marrietta L. Harrison, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Oncological Sciences

Sophie A. Lelièvre, DVM, Ph.D., LL.M. (Public Health)
Associate Director, Collaborative Sciences




Andrew Mesecar, Ph.D.
Deputy Director



Douglas Cuttell, MS, MBA

Managing Director


Research Program Leaders

 

Cell Identity and Signaling

Scott D. Briggs, Ph.D.
Program Leader



Chang-Deng Hu, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Co-Leader


Chemical and Structural Biology



Cynthia V. Stauffacher, Ph.D.

Program Leader






David Thompson, Ph.D.

Program Co-Leader



Drug Delivery and Molecular Sensing



Alexander Wei, Ph.D.

Program Leader



Joseph Irudayaraj, Ph.D.

Program Co-Leader


Medicinal Chemistry

 










TBA
Program Leader



Deborah Knapp, DVM, MS

Program Co-Leader


The Center for Cancer Research Executive Committee, comprised of senior leadership and research program leader members, have dedicated their careers to discovering a cure. They drive the center’s mission and research, meeting monthly to review research progress, set goals and track results.