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Human Biology Division

Exploring Biological Systems to Find New Ways to Fight Cancer and Other Diseases

Grounded in high-quality science, researchers in the Human Biology Division perform fundamental, applied and translational research in model organisms and in vitro systems. With backgrounds in molecular and cell biology, genomics, genetics, virology, infectious disease, computational biology, pathology and clinical research, these investigators form an interdisciplinary team that in other institutions would likely be spread out over multiple departments. Together, they propel research toward new and improved approaches to the treatment and prevention of cancers and infectious diseases.

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Diverse Knowledge

Our faculty apply individual advances in human biology to their research into cancer and infectious diseases.

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Accelerating Advances

Our labs explore cancer and infectious diseases at a molecular and genetic level to discover new forms of treatment.

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“What drives me is making an impact in patients’ lives. Research is a continuous and intense process, not a short-term outcome.”

— Dr. Taran Gujral, cancer biologist

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Learn about our scientific leadership, job openings, upcoming events and seminars hosted by the Human Biology Research Team.

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Latest Human Biology News

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New study identifies genetic changes in patients who progress to esophageal cancer Findings in precancerous Barrett’s esophagus a step toward improved screening, prevention April 28, 2022
Dr. Denise Galloway elected Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy Cancer biologist contributed basic and translational insights that made the cancer-preventive HPV vaccine possible March 22, 2022
Dr. Andrew Hsieh elected member of American Society for Clinical Investigation Physician-scientist demonstrated central role protein synthesis plays in cancer February 9, 2022
Dr. Siqi Li named a 2022 Damon Runyon Fellow Beronja Lab postdoc will study how interactions between normal and mutated skin stem cells stave off cancer February 1, 2022
Last Modified, September 21, 2021