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Penn Vet Cancer Center Members

The Penn Vet Cancer Center is comprised of research scientists and clinicians from all four departments of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  Our members come from a diverse educational and clinical backgrounds and represent a wide array of research interests.

To learn more about becoming a member, contact us.


215-573-9406
epure@vet.upenn.edu

Tumor microenvironment, cellular and molecular basis of inflammation and fibrosis

215-898-6428
atchison@vet.upenn.edu

Transcription, gene expression, oncogenesis

215-898-8819
avadhani@vet.upenn.edu

Autoimmune diseases, metabolic regulation, mitochondrial genetics, mitochondrial function

215-746-1819
ablanco@vet.upenn.edu
Epigenetics, cellular identity, cancer cell fate, acute myeloid leukemia, chromatin biology, epigenomics

215-7468426
ibrodsky@vet.upenn.edu

Bacterial pathogens, bacteriology, infectious disease, inflammasome, innate immune defense, immunology

215-746-1873
rumela@vet.upenn.edu

 Breast cancer, cell fate regulators

churchm@vet.upenn.edu

Comparative pathology, anatomic pathology

215-898-5448
dudal@vet.upenn.edu

Radiation therapy, bioethics

215-898-7871
amycd@vet.upenn.edu

Lymphoid neoplasms, lymphoma, oncologic pathology, pathology

434-882-6160
karineis@mail.med.upenn.edu 

Immunobiology and experimental pathology

610-925-6451
engiles@vet.upenn.edu
 

Gastrointestinal pathology, orthopedic pathology, laminitis

215-573-6949
syfuchs@vet.upenn.edu

Autoimmune diseases, cytokines and growth factors, interferon, ubiquitin, cancer

ogarden@upenn.edu

Autoimmune disease and cancer, regulatory T cells, myeloid-derived suppressor cells

215-898-4680
dholt@vet.upenn.edu

Imaging cancer during surgery, portosystemic shunts, brachycephalic airway disease, laryngeal paralysis

215-573-7772
chunter@vet.upenn.edu

Infectious disease, Toxoplasma gondii, zoonotic diseases, host-pathogen interactions, immunology, parasites, parasitology, transgenic parasites, inflammatory responses

215-746-0895
akashina@vet.upenn.edu

Angiogenesis, protein arginylation, cancer

215-746-8425
lengner@vet.upenn.edu

Regenerative medicine, cancer, embryonic stem cells, epigenetics, oncogenesis, oncogenic transformation, somatic stem cells, oncology

jlenz@vet.upenn.eduClinical oncology for companion animals, extracellular vesicles, myeloid-derived suppressor cells, canine lymphoma, canine histiocytic sarcoma
215-573-5664
fluca@vet.upenn.edu

Regulation of cell growth and proliferation, signal transduction, cell cycle regulation, polarized morphogenesis, cancer, yeast genetics, cell biology 

jamah@vet.upenn.edu

Medical oncology for companion animals, canine lymphoma, canine hemangiosarcoma, chemotherapy

215-898-3304
wmai@vet.upenn.edu

Diagnostic imaging, radiology, ultrasonography, vascular imaging

215-898-3996
nmason@vet.upenn.edu

Cytotoxic T lymphocytes, lymphoma, NF-Kappa B activation, oncology, bone cancer, canine lymphoma, canine cancer, cancer immunotherapy, cancer vaccines

215-573-0940
maym@vet.upenn.edu

Inflammatory diseases, inflammatory responses, cancer, NF-Kappa B activation, signal transduction, chronic inflammatory diseases

mmison@vet.upenn.edu

Clinical surgical oncology and soft tissue surgery, virtual reality surgical training, effects of CO2 LASER on incised tissues

pascaleg@vet.upenn.edu
Clinical oncology for companion animals, canine lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma
karins@vet.upenn.edu

Canine cancer, mammary and prostatic cancers, canine hemangiosarcoma, oncology

215-898-0635
swvolk@vet.upenn.edu

Wound repair and regeneration, extracellular matrix scar formation and fibrosis, regenerative medicine, cell-based therapies, tumor microenvironment