The CTRC A-Team members
Name: Dmitri Ivanov
Title: CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
Research: Finds targets for new cancer therapies through understanding how DNA repair pathways interact with signaling pathways that are defective in cancer.
Name: Gregg Fields
Title: Professor of biochemistry and Robert A. Welch Distinguished University Chair in Chemistry Research: Develops “synthetic mini-collagens,” which serve as models for studying how cancers spread through collagen, the body’s connective tissue.
Name: Andrew Hinck
Title: Professor of biochemistry and molecular medicine
Research: Identifies cancer drug targets, based on understanding of the structure of a protein called TGF-beta which, when defective, promotes tumors.
Name: Susan Mooberry
Title: Professor of pharmacology, interim director of the Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) Institute for Drug Development and leader of the Experimental and Developmental Therapeutics program
Research: Heads an active laboratory team that, among other interests, searches for new anticancer agents from Texas plants.
Name: Rui Sousa
Title: Professor of biochemistry
Research: Studies activities of molecules essential to cell function. Scientists are increasingly recognizing these molecules’ roles in cancer.