Program Leadership


VertinoMessage from the Program Director, Paula Vertino, PhD 

Welcome to the Cancer Biology graduate program at Emory University! We have been extremely excited to see this program grow from an idea into a reality in just a few years. Throughout its development, our top priority has always been to create outstanding PhD training opportunities for the next generation of cancer scientists and leaders. We want to prepare our graduate students for diverse career paths in research, teaching, and medicine from academia to industry. The faculty in this program cut across a spectrum of cancer biology disciplines that range from basic science to translational and pre-clinical science. Our curriculum encompasses basic biomedical courses and in depth cancer topical courses; but most importantly, we train our students to think in new ways, e.g. discovery-based rather than memorization. This will prepare them to make new scientific discoveries, establish novel knowledge, and foster the design of new treatments.

The environment is that of a world-class University, which includes the Winship Cancer Institute, an NCI-designated cancer center where cutting edge research and new treatments are being developed. We hope that this diverse offering will provide the students with a breadth of training opportunities, important questions to solve and participate in the advances to eliminate cancer, all within a scientifically rigorous environment.

We are looking forward to sharing our excitement about the study of cancer biology, the importance of making basic and clinical applicable discoveries and your participation in this fascinating journey towards a cure for cancer.

Sincerely,  

Paula Vertino, PhD

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Program Leadership

Director: Paula Vertino, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies: Adam Marcus, PhD

Executive Committee:

Anna Kenney, PhD (Director of Recruitment)

Bill Dynan, PhD

Sumin Kang, PhD

Carlos Moreno, PhD

Maureen Powers, PhD

Renee Read, PhD

Mala Shanmugam, PhD

Program Coordinator:

Gary Longstreet | Contact