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 2017 Stanford Medicine Alumni Recipient. Each year, the Stanford Medicine Alumni Association presents three awards to distinquished alumni for exceptional service to Stanford Medicine and outstanding lifetime contributions to medicine and the biomedical sciences.

 

 

Research Faculty

Ming Luo
Miao He
Hui Jiang
Yongyou Zhu

Ming Luo

Miao He
Hui Jiang
Yongyou Zhu
 
 

 

Post-doctoral and Medical Research Fellows

Michael Brooks
Ramdane Harouaka
Yu-Chih Chen
Sahar-Ansari-Oghol-Beik
Michael Brooks
Ramdane Harouaka
Yu-Chih Chen
Sahar Ansari

 

Graduate, Medical Students and Visiting Scholars

 
 
Albert Lin
Tsukasa Shigehiro
Morgan White
       
Albert Lin
Tsukasa Shigehiro
Morgan White

Not Pictured: Isadore Dodard-Friedman

 

Research Technicans

Joe Guy
Kaitlin Harvey
Li Shang
Joe Guy
Lab Manager, Burness Lab

Kaitlin Harvey

Li Shang

 

Undergraduate Researchers and Volunteers

Gabrielle Hodges
Shalini Kota
Rishika Polasani
Gabrielle Hodges
Shalini Kota
Rishika Polasani

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

 

Collaborators and foreign scholars

Monika Burness
Suling Liu
Monika Burness
Burness Lab
Suling Liu
Shamileh Fouladdel
Ebrahim Azizi
Justin Colacino
Joe Burnett
Evelyn Jiagge
Justin Colacino
Joe Burnett

 

Administrative Support Staff

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