MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

genetics-and-epigenetics

Program Organization

2018-2019 

G&E Program Director
Pierre McCrea, PhD - Genetics, MDA

G&E Program Co-Director
Jichao Chen, PhD - Pulmonary Medicine - Research, MDA

*student

Steering Committee
Swathi Arur, PhD - Genetics, MDA
Jianji Chen* - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville MDA
Jichao Chen, PhD - Pulmonary Medicine - Research, MDA
Francesca Cole, PhD - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville MDA
Myriam Fornage, PhD - IMM, UTHealth
Michael Galko, PhD - Genetics, MDA
Danielle Little* - Pulmonary Medicine - Research, MDA
Pierre McCrea, PhD - Genetics, MDA (CHAIR)
Rachel Miller, PhD - Pediatric Research - UTHealth
Lalit Patel* - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, MDA

Education Committee
Alexandria Blackburn* - Pediatrics - Research, UTHealth
Junjie Chen, PhD - Experimental Radiation Oncology, MDA
Jovanka Gencel Augusto* - Genetics, MDA
I-Lin Ho* - Genomic Medicine, MDA
Yoshihiro Komatsu, PhD - Pediatrics - Research, UTHealth
Myriam Fornage, PhD – IMM, UTHealth (CHAIR)
David Johnson, PhD - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Timothy McDonnell, MD,PhD – Hematopathology, MDA
Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, MD,PhD - Clinical Cancer Prevention, MDA

Community Committee
Amelie Albrecht* - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Dhruv Chachad* - Genetics, MDA
Safia Essien* - Genetics, MDA
Walid Fakhouri, PhD - Diagnostic and Biomedical Sciences, UTHealth
Michael Galko, PhD - Genetics, MDA (CHAIR)
Michelle Hildebrandt, PhD - Epidemiology, MDA
Abhinav Jain, PhD - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, MDA 
Rhea Kang* - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Kevin McBride, PhD Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Odemaris Narvaez del Pilar* - Pulmonary Medicine – Research, MDA

Communications Committee
Richard Behringer, PhD - Genetics, MDA
Briana Dennehey, PhD - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Pranavi Kopula* - Experimental Radiation Oncology, MDA
Lorena Maili* - Pediatrics, UTHealth
Rachel Miller, PhD - Pediatrics, UTHealth (CHAIR)
Sean Post, PhD - Leukemia, MDA
Tolka Premkumar* - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA

2019 Retreat Organizing Committee
Hieu Van* (Co-Chair) - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, MDA
Rhiannon Morrissey (Co-Chair) - Genetics, MDA
Dhruv Chachad* - Genetics, MDA
Safia Essien* - Genetics, MDA
Michelle Hildebrandt, PhD - Epidemiology, MDA
Nidhi Sahni, PhD - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Rebecca Deen - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis, Smithville, MDA
Elisabeth Lindheim - GSBS