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The Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling (GRCS) Program focuses on:

  1. transcriptional regulation, epigenetics and chromosome organization,

  2. structural analysis and chemical biology, and

  3. RNA-mediated gene regulation, with an emphasis on their roles in cancer etiology and therapeutics.
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Leadership and Members

Leadership

Paul Lieberman, Ph.D.

Program Leader
  • Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor and Program Leader, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Director, Center for Chemical Biology & Translational Medicine

Bin Tian, Ph.D.

Program Co-leader
  • Professor and Co-leader, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program

  • Co-director, The Wistar Institute Center for Systems and Computational Biology

Members

Dario Altieri, M.D.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Director, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program

Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Scientific Director, Imaging Facility

Daniel Claiborne, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center

  • Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Scientific Director, Histotechnology Facility

Jason Diaz, Ph.D.

  • Director of Education and Inclusive Excellence, Hubert J.P. Schoemaker Education and Training Center

Alessandro Gardini, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Andrew Kossenkov, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

  • Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program,
    Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Scientific Director, Bioinformatics Facility 

Jozef Madzo, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Director, Bioinformatics Facility 

Troy Messick, Ph.D.

  • Research Associate Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Luis Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.

  • Executive Vice President

  • Director, HIV Cure and Viral Diseases Center

  • Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Professor

  • Associate Director for Shared Resources, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Scientific Director, Humanized Models of Disease Facility

Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Alex Price, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Avi Srivastava, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Italo Tempera, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

  • Associate Director for Cancer Research Career Enhancement, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Filippo Veglia, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

    David B. Weiner, Ph.D.

    • Executive Vice President

    • Director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

    • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Distinguished Professor in Cancer Research

    • Genome Regulation and Cell Signaling Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

    • Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine