Investigator Team

Team science is critical. Breast cancer must be confronted by both scientists in the laboratory and physicians attending to patients to overcome the complexities the disease presents. Vera Bradley Foundation funding has resulted in a critical mass of talented investigators at IU School of Medicine, each bringing complementary expertise.

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Vera Bradley Foundation Scholar in Breast Cancer Research

Gary L. Dunnington, MD

Jay L. Grosfeld Professor Emeritus of Surgery

Carla S. Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Chunhai Hao, MD, PhD

Bicentennial Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine II

Steven M. Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jaeyeon Kim, DVM, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Director, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics

Kandice K. Ludwig, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Ballvé Lantero Professor of Oncology

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research

Kenneth P. Nephew, PhD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology

Jeni Prosperi, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Vera Bradley Professor of Oncology

Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Zerbe Professor of Pharmacoeconomics

Anna M. Storniolo, MD

Andrew and Peggy Thomson Professor Emeritus of Hematology/Oncology

Claire E. Walczak, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering & Technology

Rich C. Zellars, MD

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology

Xinna Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Other Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research members conducting breast cancer research include Xiaowen Liu, PhD, Janet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, Victoria L. Champion, PhD, RN, Julie Otte, PhD, RN and Diane M. Von Ah, PhD, RN.

Schneider triple negative breast cancerFaculty Spotlight

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Bryan Schenider is focused on deciphering the individual genomes of breast tumors and leading clinical trials that reveal why women respond so differently to the same cancer drug. He, with his colleagues at Indiana University School of Medicine, are at the forefront globally in identifying these differences and blending the information to develop breast cancer treatments of the future.

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