Research Program - Members

Melanoma Center - Research Program - Members

Gavin P. Robertson, Ph.D., Director
Professor of Pharmacology, Pathology, Dermatology and Surgery, Director, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center
Director, Melanoma Therapeutics, 
Director, Foreman Foundation Melanoma Research Laboratory
Area(s) of interest: Experimental Therapeutics Agent development for treatment of Melanoma, Apoptosis, Metastasis, Nanotechnologies/Liposomes and RNAi [more]

Rogerio Neves, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery and Dermatology and Medicine.
Deputy Director Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center.
Director, Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology Program
Clinical Science Leader, Melanoma and Area(s) of interest: Cutaneous oncology, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of melanoma, cutaneous sarcomas and other skin cancers [more]

James Adair, Ph.D
Professor of Material Sciences
Area(s) of interest: Material Sciences [more]

Gary Clawson, M.D., Ph.D.,
Professor of Pathology
Area(s) of interest: Early changes in Carcinogenesis [more]

Cheng Dong, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Department Head of Bioengineering
Area(s) of interest: Tumor Microenvironment leukocytes and endothelial immune functions which effect Cancer Metastasis. Micro-hemodynamics, cell adhesion and signaling.[more]

Joseph Drabick, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of Translational Oncology, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center
Area(s) of interest: Melanoma and Clinical trials [more]

David Feith, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Area(s) of interest: The role of Polyamines in neoplastic growth as a target for cancer prevention therapy.[more]

John Flanagan, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Area(s) of interest: Xray Crystalography of Proteins and Interacting drugs [more]

Klaus Helm, M.D.
Professor of Dermatology, Associate Director of Dermatopathology, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center
Area(s) of interest: Dermatopathology (more)

Anna Leung, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery
Area(s) of interest: Melanoma Immunotherapeutics, cytoreductive surgery, management of advanced malignancies.  Clinical Trial design.                                                                                                                         

Heath Mackley, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology/Radiation Oncology, Associate Director of Oncologic Dermatopatholgy, Penn State Hershey Melanoma Center
Area(s) of interest: Head and Neck malignancies, Gastrointestinal malignancies, Gynocologic malignancies, Cutaneous malignancies, Sarcomas, Population research, Advanced Radiation Technologies, Radiosurgery [more]

Department of Surgery.
Area(s) of interest: Melanoma, miRNA profiling, Sentinal node imaging and Regional therapy for advanced malignancies.
 

Changagalu D. Raghavendragowda, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Area(s) of interest: Melanoma Targets, Drugs and Delivery System.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Lisa Shantz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Area(s) of interest: Understanding molecular mechanisms of non-melanoma skin cancer development, emphasizing signal transduction pathways downstream of the Ras oncogene [more]

Arati Sharma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
Area(s) of interest: Melanoma Targets, Drugs and Delivery System

Christopher Siedlecki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Area(s) of interest: Interactions of proteins with biomaterial surfaces and development of thrombosis, nanotechnology in medicine, biological scanning probe microscopy. [more]

Kent Vrana, Ph.D.
Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Area(s) of interest: Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology. [more]

Jiyue Zhu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Area(s) of interest: Molecular mechanisms of cellular immobilization and cancers [more]
Area(s) of interest: Cutaneous oncology, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and research of melanoma, cutaneous sarcomas and other skin cancers [more]