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Working Groups

We want to support collaboration, whether it is with a project in mind or for generating new ones. If you have an idea for a working group and would like Rogel Cancer Center administrative support, please tell us about it here

Group Name and Purpose Leaders Contact E-mail
Bladder Cancer

This group focuses on bladder cancer research.

  Aaron Udager, M.D., Ph.D.   Angela Wilson
[email protected]

 

Blood PI Club

Twenty-five PIs from Departments of Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics as well as from outside institute (Oakland University, Van Andel Institute) whose labs study hematopoiesis meet every two weeks to present research projects, exchange ideas, provide feedbacks to grant proposals and develop collaborative studies.

  Shannon Carty, M.D.
James Engel, Ph.D.
Rami Khoriaty, M.D.
Qing Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Ryan Wilcox,M.D., Ph.D.
  Bridgette Robinson
[email protected]

 

Cancer and Aging Working Group

The goal is to stimulate interdisciplinary research and collaborations in cancer prevention and control in older populations.

  Katrina Ellis, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.W.
Lindsay Kobayashi, Ph.D., M.Sc.
David Lombard, M.D., Ph.D.
Lauren Wallner, Ph.D., M.P.H.

 

  Erin Christensen

[email protected]

 

Cancer and Microbes

This group aims to integrate the topics of cancer and microbes in hopes to initiate collaborative projects, support multi-PI grants, and program project grants.

 

  Nobuhiko Kamada, Ph.D.
James Moon, Ph.D.
Yatrik Shah, Ph.D.
  Erin Christensen

[email protected]

 

Cancer Epigenetics

This group aims to stimulate research in the area of cancer epigenetics: both basic and translational.

 

  Joshi Alumkal, M.D.
Jolanta Grembecka, Ph.D.
Russell Ryan, M.D.
  Erin Christensen

[email protected]

 

Cancer Imaging Working Group

Advance team-based, multidisciplinary, molecular and cellular imaging to gain deeper insight into basic aspects of cancer biology.

 

  Anj Dlugosz, M.D.   Stephanie Shimko

[email protected]

 

Cutaneous Oncology Research Interest Group

The goal of the Cutaneous Oncology Research Interest Group is to gather basic science investigators and clinicians at the University of Michigan, who have a focus on skin cancer, in order to germinate collaborative projects and grant applications. The format of the meetings consists of seminars plus extensive discussion. The CORIG hosts both clinical and basic science talks.

 

  Christina Angeles, M.D.
David Lombard, M.D., Ph.D.
  Stephanie Shimko

[email protected]

 

Health Disparities Working Group

This group includes researchers and practitioners from the U of M community and is intended to give an opportunity to share current and future work and to encourage collaboration. Of particular interest is to provide support to junior faculty conducting disparity research. The focus is broadly on cancer, but faculty who have interests in other disease areas are also included.

 

  Elena Stoffel, M.D.   Martha Laatsch

[email protected]

 

Immunology Journal Club

Trainee presentations of journal articles.

 

  Malini Raghaven, Ph.D.
Durga Singer, M.A., M.D.
  Molly Bannow
[email protected]

 

Immuno-Oncology

COMING SOON

 

  Ajjai Alva, M.D.
Angel Qin, M.D.
Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D.
  Ajjai Alva, M.D.
Angel Qin, M.D.
Weiping Zou, M.D., Ph.D.

 

Kidney Working Group

Development of trials and grants focused on kidney cancer.

  Simpa Salami, M.B.B.S.
Ulka Vaishampayan, M.B.B.S., F.A.B.

 

  TeeShondra Stinson
[email protected]

Joe Dib
[email protected]

Liquid Biopsy Working Group

 

  Chad Brenner, Ph.D.
Simpa Salami, M.B.B.S.

 

  Darla Kroft

[email protected]

Pancreatic Disease Initiative

This group is comprised of research science and clinical labs with an interest in pancreatic cancer and other diseases of the pancreas. http://pancreas.med.umich.edu

 

  Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.
Marina Pasca Di Magliano, Ph.D.
  Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.
Marina Pasca Di Magliano, Ph.D.
Rogel Immuno-Oncology Biorepository (RIOB)

Management of the RIOB biorepository

 

  Paul Swiecicki, M.D.   Darla Kroft
[email protected]

 

Sarcoma Research Interest Group

This group is a multidisciplinary meeting focused on collaboration and expansion of the Sarcoma Research program at the University of Michigan. Presentations range from Work in Progress to conference recaps.

 

  Christina Angeles, M.D.
Rashmi Chugh, M.D.
  Zach Pascoe

[email protected]

 

Tobacco Working Group

COMING SOON

 

  Rafael Meza, Ph.D.   Katie Davis

[email protected]

Tumor & Immune Metabolism Working Group

This group focuses on metabolism in cancer and immunology.

  Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Dan Wahl, M.D., Ph.D.
  Costas Lyssiotis, Ph.D.
Sriram Venneti, M.D., Ph.D.
Dan Wahl, M.D., Ph.D.

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