Basic & Translational Research

The Division of Basic & Translational Research comprises an intellectually diverse subgroup of nonclinical Department of Surgery specialists that represent a wide-ranging skill set.

Driven to Discover a Cure for Cancer

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With the right resources, we can improve cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship. 
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Our Faculty

Our specialists are dedicated to advancing the uniquely vital components of the threefold academic mission of teaching, research, and service. Areas of expertise include laboratory administration, grant coordination, study design, scholarly manuscript editing, and more.


Masato Yamamoto, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professors

Subbaya Subramanian, Ph.D. - Subree's Lab Home Page

Assistant Professors

Julia G. Davydova, M.D., Ph.D.
Christopher Staley, Ph.D. - Staley's Lab Page

Administrative Contacts
  • Leeanne Dongses
    Executive Office and Administrative Specialist (1-5PM)
    Julia Davydova MD, PhD
    Subbaya Subramania PhD
    Masato Yamamoto MD, PhD
    Rui Zhang PhD, MS

  • Erin Brudvik
    Research Administrator