Profiles in "Cancer" Expertise Area

  • Dr. Poste is chief scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, Regents’ Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at ASU. He founded the Biodesign Institute and has published more than 400 research papers.
  • Sidney Hecht is a professor of chemistry and director of the Center for BioEnergetics at the Biodesign Institute at ASU. His research interests include carbohydrates that selectively target cancer cells, among others.
  • Johnston work focuses on innovative solutions to fundamental problems in biomedicine, including the development of a universal preventative cancer vaccine. He holds 20 patents.
  • Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist, cancer researcher and best-selling science author. He has published about 30 books, hundreds of research papers and review articles across many scientific fields
  • Pettit was a Regents Professor at ASU. His research interests include the chemistry of natural products, cancer chemotherapy, and total synthesis of natural products.
  • Chang is an immunologist who studies the development and function of the immune system and uses DNA nanostructure to design and construct more useful vaccines and immunotherapeutic agents.
  • Liang is a professor of biomedical informatics, computer science, computer engineering, and biomedical engineering. He is an NAI Fellow. In addition to 100+ publications, he holds 34 patents.
  • Lee Hartwell is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he received the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He directs the Biodesign Pathfinder Center at ASU.
  • Lee's research focuses on cardiovascular disease and chronic disease epidemiology and health informatics.
  • Aktipis is the co-director of the Human Generosity Project. Her current research focuses on cooperation and conflict in biological systems including cancer evolution and the human microbiome.