Wicha Lab personnel


Principal Investigator

Max S. Wicha, M.D.
Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology
Founding Director Emeritus,
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center

As founding director of the UM Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Wicha is responsible for coordinating all cancer activities related to research and patient care.  Dr. Wicha is nationally known for his research in the field of breast oncology. His lab was part of the team that first discovered stem cells in breast cancer, the first described in any human solid tumor.  Since then, Dr. Wicha has become one of the leading experts on cancer stem cells. Dr. Wicha is also active as a clinician, specializing in the treatment of breast cancer patients. 

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Research Faculty

Monika Burness
Miao He
Sean McDermott
Yongyou Zhu


Post-doctoral and Medical Research Fellows

Yu-Chih Chen
Ramdane Harouaka
Juliana Laino do Val Carneiro

Graduate and Medical Students

Joe Burnett
Joe Burnett
Evelyn Jiagge
Albert Lin


Research Technicans

Jill Granger

Lab Manager

Kaitlin Harvey
Rachel Martin-Trevino
Li Shang


Undergraduate Researchers and Volunteers

Alexandra Fox
Gabrielle Hodges
Kelsey Kerr
Shalini Kota

Not Pictured: Fatou Ndaw, Aaron Sweet, Allison David, Rachana Gudipudi

Collaborators and foreign scholars

Wicha Lab Alumni

Administrative Support Staff:

Denise Poirier

Denise Poirier
Executive Assistant

Courtney Crompton
Administrative Assistant Associate