BIG-TCR

Cancer and Artificial Intelligence Research


MENTORS


All program mentors are distinguished cancer researchers with strong record of mentorship and with appointments in UTHealth Science Center at Houston. They represent 6 schools (SBMI, MMS, SPH, GSBS, CSN, SD) and several organized research centers (such as UTHealth CGC, DISCCR).


Tentative List of BIG-TCR Faculty Mentors

We initially searched a list of cancer researchers within UTHealth. They could tentatively serve as the BIG-TCR Faculty mentor.  Applicants may contact them to serve as the primary mentor and complementary co-mentor. This list is tentative and to be updated. New faculty mentor could join the list after the review of BIG-TCR Executive Committee.

Biomedical Informatics, Genomics (BIG) Faculty

Faculty Name

Title

Research Field

Zhongming Zhao, Ph.D., MS Professor Genomics, Cancer P. recision Medicine, DS, AI
Jeffrey Chang, Ph.D. Associate Professor Cancer biology & Genomics

Xiaoqian Jiang, Ph.D.

Professor

Genome Privacy, AI, DS

Hua Xu, Ph.D.

Professor

Biomedical Informatics, DS

W. Jim Zheng, Ph.D., MS

Professor

Bioinformatics, Functional Genomics, DS

Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Bioinformatics, Systems Biology, AI, Imaging

Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE

Professor

Clinical Informatics

Licong Cui, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biomedical Informatics, Ontology, DS

Sahiti Myneni, Ph.D., MSE

Associate Professor

Social Network Informatics, DS

Sheng Pan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cancer Proteomics

Kirk Roberts, Ph.D., MS

Assistant Professor

Biomedical informatics, DS

Cui Tao, Ph.D.

Professor

Biomedical informatics, DS

Kuang-Lei Tsai, Ph.D., MS

Assistant Professor

Structural Omics

Hulin Wu, Ph.D., MS

Professor

Biostatics, Bioinformatics, DS

Jiaqian Wu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Genomics, Single Cell Omics, Stem Cell

Guo-Qiang Zhang, Ph.D., MS

Professor

DS, Biomedical Informatics

Wenbo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Functional Genomics, Cancer Genomics, Biotech


Translational Cancer Research (TCR) Faculty

Faculty Name

Title

Research Field

Zhiqiang An, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Drug Discovery

John Hancock, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Drug Discovery, Translational Cancer Research

Dung-Fang Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Stem Cell, Therapeutic Target, Cancer Drug

Wenbo Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Functional Genomics, Cancer Genomics, Biotech

Mellissa Aldrich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Immunology, NIRF Imaging

Leomar Ballester, MD, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neuropathology, Brain Tumor

Kendra Carmon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cancer Antibody Drug

Catherine Denicourt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cell Cycle, Cancer Biology

Jeffrey Frost, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Biology

Alemayehu Gorfe, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Pharmacology

John Hagan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Therapeutic Target, MicroRNA

Cynthia Ju, Ph.D.

Professor

Liver cancer, Liver disease

Wenliang Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Cancer Drug Discovery

Qingyun Liu, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Drug Discovery, Cancer Stem Cell

Kristin Mahan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Circadian, Cancer Metabolism

Nami McCarty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Lymphoma, Therapeutic Target

Eva Sevick, Ph.D.

Professor

Cancer Molecular Imaging

Jeffrey Chang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Cancer biology & Genomics
Hui-Wen Lo, Ph.D. Professor Cancer Biology

AI: Artificial intelligence. DS: Data science. NIRF: Near-infrared fluorescence.

If you have any question, feel free to contact the BIG-TCR Executive Committee via BIG.TCR@uth.tmc.edu