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Tuesday, Sep 24th, 2013
3 Student Travel Scholarships for our Short Course: We are happy to announce three student travel scholarships for up to $500 for our upcoming short course on the convergence of the sciences in ... [read more]

Monday, Sep 16th, 2013
Announcing a Free Short Course: Convergence of the Sciences in Biology and Medicine (Oct. 22, 2013): We are pleased to announce the 2013 USC PS-OC short course. This year, our topic is the convergence of the sciences in biomedicine, where ... [read more]

3-D model of lymphoma in a mouse lymph node. Image from the 
 Frieboes lab (U. of Louisville) and 
 Cristini lab (U. of 
 New Mexico).

From the USC PSOC: 3-D model of lymphoma in a mouse lymph node. Image from the Frieboes lab (U. of Louisville) and Cristini lab (U. of New Mexico). [Read more ...]

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We have assembled a diverse, interdisciplinary team of biologists, clinicians, engineers, mathematicians, and physical sciences, with the common goal of finding new ways to understand and treat cancer. Please find below a directory of our senior scientific personnel and their roles within the PSOC.

Senior scientific personnel

David B. Agus, M.D., University of Southern California, Senior Co-Investigator
Medical Oncologist & Molecular Biologist: personalized medicine, proteomics, clinical practice and cancer biology

Anand Asthagiri, Ph.D., Northeastern University, RP4
Engineer: cell and tissue engineering

Richard Bonneau, Ph.D., New York University, RP1
Systems Biologist: multiscale network modeling and inference

Vittorio Cristini, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, RP3
Engineer: multiscale computational modeling

Dean Felsher, M.D. Ph.D., Stanford University, RP5
Medicine: clinical practice and cancer biology

Hermann Frieboes, Ph.D. University of Louisville, RP3
Biomedical Engineer: multiscale cancer modeling, model calibration

Sam Gambhir, M.D. Ph.D., Stanford University, RP3
Engineer: clinical perspective, molecular imaging

Murray Gell-Mann, Ph.D., Santa Fe Institute
Physicist: complex systems

Mitchell Gross, M.D. Ph.D., University of Southern California, Core1
Medicine: clinical practice, cancer biology, biorepositories

W. Daniel Hillis, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Principal Investigator
Computer Scientist & Engineer: engineering and information systems

Jonathan Katz, Ph.D., University of Southern California RP1
Protein Chemist: quantitative proteomics

Carl Kesselman, Ph.D., University of Southern California, Core2
Computer Scientst: engineering and information systems

Joshua LaBaer, M.D. Ph.D., Arizona State University, RP1, RP4
Clinician & Protein Chemist: protein chemistry, high-throughput biomarkers, clinical practice and cancer biology

Scott Lowe, M.D. Ph.D., Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, RP4, Core1
Clinician: clinical practice and cancer biology

Paul Macklin, Ph.D., University of Southern California, RP5, formerly RP3
Mathematician: agent-based and compartmental models, data standardizations, model calibration, model integration, Education/Training Unit

Mitch Magee, Ph.D., Arizona State University, RP1, RP4
Biologist: tumor-host response

Parag Mallick, Ph.D., Stanford University, RP1, Outreach/Dissemination Unit
Computer Scientist & Systems Biologist: multiscale & integrative models of cell signaling, proteomics

Shannon Mumenthaler, Ph.D., University of Southern California, RP1
Biologist: microenvironment-dependent tumor cell phenotype

Garry Nolan, Ph.D., Stanford University, RP1
Cancer Biologist & Molecular Geneticist: high-throughput biochemistry

Matteo Pellegrini, Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles, RP2
Physicist: high-throughput, quantitative cancer epigenetics

Daniel Ruderman, Ph.D., University of Southern California, RP5, RP4
Physicist: modeling, data analysis, model integration

Tom Tombrello, Ph.D., Caltech, RP4
Physicist: modeling

Shan Wang Ph.D., Stanford University, RP4
Materials Scientist & Engineer: magnetic nanotechnology

Administrative staff (USC PSOC)

Yvonne Suarez (Program Manager) and Kristina Gerber (Program Analyst). See more under our contact information.