Translational Research Program

Translational Research Program Faculty

Contact information, projects, and CVs of Molecular Diagnostics faculty members can be accessed using the links below. General descriptions of Translational Research Program projects are found on the Projects page.

Co-Program Heads: Paul Lampe, PhD and Christopher Li, MD, PhD

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Understanding behavioral issues related to cancer intervention and prevention strategies.
Phone: (206) 667-6684
Fax: (206) 667-7264
Associate Member, Human Biology Division
The Bielas Laboratory studies the fundamental and clinical implications of nuclear and mitochondrial DNA mutations in the pathogenesis of cancer and age-related disease.
Phone: (206) 667-3170
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Information transmission inside cells
Phone: (206) 667-1799
Fax: (206) 667-6522
Professor of Epidemiology, University of Washington
Affiliate Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Washington
Cancer susceptibility and molecular carcinogenesis.
Phone: (206) 667-6644
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Gynecological oncology; ovarian cancer.
Phone: (206) 667-7459
Fax: (206) 215-6201
Understanding how microenvironments within distant tissues regulate dormancy and growth of disseminated breast tumor cells.
Phone: (206) 667-7080
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Associate Member, Clinical Research Division
The molecular and cellular origins of pancreas cancer.
Phone: (206) 667-6921
The Hockenbery lab studies programmed cell death (apoptosis) pathways that are defective in many cancer cells; and the role of cancer-cell metabolism in apoptosis, oncogene functions, and environmental/dietary risk factors, including excess supply of nutrients. After identifying cancer-selective targets, they carry out small-molecule screens for inhibitors to identify lead compounds as anticancer agents.
Phone: (206) 667-4611
Fax: (206) 667-6519
The Kemp Lab studies tumor formation in mice to better understand how environmental and genetic factors interact to cause cancer. They also work to develop simple blood tests for early cancer detection by discovering biomarkers, the proteins that signal the earliest traces of disease.
Phone: (206) 667-4252
Fax: (206) 667-5815
Controlled dietary studies, nutrition interventions and phytochemicals.
Phone: (206) 667-6580
Fax: (206) 667-7850
Intercellular communication and the control of cell growth.
Phone: (206) 667-5408
Fax: (206) 667-2537
Breast cancer etiology and outcomes.
Phone: (206) 667-7444
Fax: (206) 667-5948
Assistant Member, Human Biology Division
The MacPherson Lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms through which cancer-mutated genes drive tumorigenesis. The lab studies two tumor types, small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and retinoblastoma. Genomic analyses of human tumors allow us to identify gene mutations that may contribute to tumor initiation, progression and metastasis.
Phone: (206) 667-6464
Fax: (206) 667-2917
Dr. Peter Nelson's lab focuses on understanding the molecular, cellular and physiological events that lead to cancer initiation and progression. A particular emphasis involves hormonal carcinogenesis and prostate cancer with the goal of developing new strategies for diagnosis, prognosis and therapy.
Phone: (206) 667-3377
Fax: (206) 667-2917
Associate Member, Human Biology Division
The Paddison Lab uses functional genetics to probe the underlying biology of mammalian stem/progenitor cells. We identify and characterize gene products affecting stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, proliferation, or survival through the use of RNAi knockdown technologies.
Phone: (206) 667-4312
Fax: (206) 667-4023
Alternations in cell proliferation and genetic instability in aging and in neoplastic progression
Phone: (206) 667-3761
Fax: (206) 667-5530
Metabolomics
Phone: (765) 418-3200
The Reid Lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms by which environmental exposures (i.e. aspirin or other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agents) affect the evolution of clones that lead to the development of esophageal adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett's esophagus.
Fax: (206) 667-6192
The Salama lab studies the gastric bacterial pathogen Helicobacter pylori, which infects half the world's population and can cause ulcers and gastric cancer.
Phone: (206) 667-1540
Fax: (206) 667-6524
Associate Member, Human Biology Division
The Taniguchi Lab's long-term research objective is to elucidate molecular mechanism of DNA damage response pathways, such as the Fanconi Anemia-BRCA (FA-BRCA) pathway, and their involvement in carcinogenesis.
Phone: (206) 667-7283
Fax: (206) 667-5815
Health Services Research Professor, University of Washington
Research on the promotion, surveillance and cost-effectiveness of cancer screening.
Phone: (206) 667-4677
Fax: (206) 667-7264
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is a world leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases.