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Senior Leaders Council

Executive Leadership

Diane Simeone, MD
Director, Moores Cancer Center

J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Associate Director of Basic Science

Rana McKay, MD
Associate Director of Clinical Science

Elena Martinez, PhD
Associate Director for Population Science, Disparities and Community Engagement

Jesse Nodora, DrPH, MPH
Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement

James Murphy, MD
Associate Director for Research Education and Training

Melody Schiaffino, PhD, MPH
Associate Director for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Angela Ballantyne, PhD
Associate Director for Administration

Dwayne Stupack, PhD
Associate Director for Shared Resources

Consortium Leadership

San Diego State University (SDSU)

Richard Cripps, DPhil
Co-Leader, Research Education and Training

Corrine McDaniels-Davidson, PhD
Co-Leader, Community Outreach and Education

Noe Crespo, PhD
Director, SDSU Research Liasion

La Jolla Institute (LJI)

Stephen Schoenberger, PhD
LJI Representative

Cheryl Kim
Co-Director, Flow Cytometry

Program Leadership

Jing Yang, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology and Signaling

Sunil Advani, MD
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology and Signaling

Jill Mesirov, PhD
Co-Leader, Structural and Functional Genomics

Jason Sicklick, MD, FACS
Co-Leader, Structural and Functional Genomics

Samir Gupta, MD
Co-Leader, Cancer Control

Noe C. Crespo, PhD
Co-Leader, Cancer Control

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies

Leslie A. Crews, PhD
Co-Leader, Hematologic Malignancies

Judith Varner, PhD
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Sandip Patel, MD
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Jyoti Mayadev, MD
Co-Leader, Solid Tumor Therapeutics

Shared Resource Directors

Alfredo Molinolo, MD, PhD
Director, Biorepository and Tissue Technology

Karen Messer, PhD
Director, Biostatistics

Cheryl Rock, PhD, RD; Brinda Rana, PhD; Noe Crespo, PhD, MPH
Directors, Biobehavioral

Thomas Kipps, MD, PhD and Robert Signer, PhD
Directors, Flow Cytometry

Kelly Frazer, PhD
Director, Genomics and Computational Biology

Pablo Tamayo, PhD
Co-Director, Genomics and Computational Biology

David Hall, PhD
Director, Microscopy

Pamela Mellon, PhD
Director, Transgenic Mice

AdHoc Members

David Cheresh, PhD

Oluwole Fadare, MD

Napoleone Ferrara, MD

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD

A.J. Mundt, MD

Judith Varner, PhD

Scott Lippman, MD

Ludmil Alexandrov, PhD