Wicha Lab personnel

Principal Investigator

Max Wicha, MD

Max S. Wicha, M.D.
Madeline and Sidney Forbes Professor of Oncology

Director, Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery
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. 

Congratulations to Dr. Wicha as a 2019 Henry Russel Lecture Recipient. This award is considered the University of Michigan's highest honor for a senior member of faculty. Each year, the lectureship recognizes a faculty member of exceptional achievements in research, scholarship, creative endeavors, and teaching.

 

 

Research Faculty

Ming Luo
Yongyou Zhu

Ming Luo

Yongyou Zhu
 
 

 

Post-doctoral and Medical Research Fellows

Michael Brooks
Grace Bushnell
Yu-Chih Chen
Michael Brooks
Grace Bushnell
Yu-Chih Chen

 

Graduate, Medical Students and Visiting Scholars

 
 
Albert Lin
Na Shen
Yuxi Ma
       
Albert Lin
Na Shen
Yuxi Ma

 

Research Technicans

Cody Hager
Kaitlin Harvey
Li Shang
Cody Hager
Lab Manager, Wicha Lab

Kaitlin Harvey

Li Shang

 

Undergraduate Researchers and Volunteers

Cayla Palmer
Shalini Kota
Rishika Polasani
Gabrielle Hodges
Cayla Palmer
Shalini Kota
Rishika Polasani
Gabrielle Hodges

Not Pictured: Aaron Sweet, Allison David, Matthew Lesko, Spencer Freeman

 

Collaborators and foreign scholars

Monika Burness
Suling Liu
Monika Burness
Burness Lab
Suling Liu
Shamileh Fouladdel
Ebrahim Azizi
Evelyn Jiagge
Justin Colacino
Joe Burnett
Tsukasa Shigehiro
       
Evelyn Jiagge
Justin Colacino
Joe Burnett
Tsukasa Shigehiro
Ramdane Harouaka
Miao He
Hui Jiang
Ramdane Harouaka
Miao He
Hui Jiang

 

 

Administrative Support Staff

Mary Berry, Administrative Assistant, Senior
Contact by email: maryberr@med.umich.edu or telephone: 734-763-1744