Cancer Faculty

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Cancer Faculty

Meet the Scientists


The Conquering Cancer Leadership Team:

Senior Leadership

Director


Reuben Shaw

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
William R. Brody Chair

Deputy Director


Geoffrey Wahl

Professor
Gene Expression Laboratory
Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair

Associate Deputy Director


Jan Karlseder

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Donald and Darlene Shiley Chair

Programs

Genetic, Epigenetic, and Immune Circuits in Cancer Program

Program Leaders


Ronald Evans

Professor and Director
Gene Expression Laboratory
March of Dimes Chair in Molecular and Developmental Biology


Susan Kaech

Professor and Director
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
NOMIS Chair

Animal Models and Therapeutics

Program Leaders


Tony Hunter

American Cancer Society Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Renato Dulbecco Chair


Clodagh O’Shea

Professor
Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar
Wicklow Chair

Administration

Executive Director – Leona Flores
Director, Administration – Mark Schmitt
Administrative Assistant to the Director – Sara Campbell
Senior Director, External Relations – Sandy Liarakos


Internal Advisory

Senior Director, Grants Development – Kurt Marek
Executive Director Research Operations – Travis Berggren


External Advisory Board

David Tuveson, MD, PhD, Chair
Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center
Professor, Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor of Cancer Research

Scott Lowe, PhD
Professor and Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Chair, Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Sloan Kettering Institute

Steven Artandi, MD, PhD
Director, Stanford Cancer Institute
Jerome and Daisy Low Gilbert Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry

Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Professor, Medicine, Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Robert Schreiber, PhD
AM Bursky & JM Bursky Distinguished Professor, Pathology & Immunology
Director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Program Leader, Tumor Immunology, Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine

Laura J. van’t Veer, PhD
Leader, Breast Oncology Program, and Director, Applied Genomics
Angela and Shu Kai Chan Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Matt Vander Heiden, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Associate Director, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT
Member, MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine
Member, Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology