Lab Members

Postdoctoral Researchers

Xiumei Huang, Ph.D

Joined lab: 2011
Undergraduate degree: Soochow University
Master's degree: Xiamen University
Graduate degree: Cell Biology, Joint Doctoral Program of Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute, La Jolla, and Xiamen University, China
Research interests: Investigating beta-lapachone and its pH-sensitive prodrugs for the eradication of non-small cell lung and pancreatic cancers.


Edward Motea, Ph.D.

Undergraduate degree: Chemistry, Gannon University (magna cum laude)
Graduate degree: Chemistry, Case Western Reserve University
Research interests: Investigating the biological function(s) of Kub5/Hera and a close homolog in DSB repair and genomic instability; novel therapeutics and strategies for personalized cancer therapy.


Praveen Patidar, Ph.D.

Undergraduate degree: Biology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India
Master's degree: Life sciences, Devi Ahilya University
Graduate degree: Biochemistry, New Mexico State University
Research interests: Understanding the role of human KUB5/HERA protein in maintaining genomic integrity, and in cancer biology.

Molly Silvers

Molly Silvers, Ph.D.

Undergraduate degree: Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University
Graduate degree: Biochemistry, Louisiana State University
Research Interests: Understanding the connection between NQO1-bioactivatable drugs and the metabolism of cancer cells.


Graduate Students

Gaurab Chakrabarti

Gaurab Chakrabarti

Student, Medical Scientist Training Program

Undergraduate degree: Neuroscience and computational biology Brown University.
Research interests: The interplay between cancer metabolism and the DNA damage response


Zachary Moore

Student, Medical Scientist Training Program

Undergraduate degree: Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Research interests: Factors that regulate NQO1 levels in cancer cells.



Agnieszka "Agi" Cholka. M.S.

Lab Manager/Research Assistant II

Graduate degree: Masters in Animal Science, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland.
Research interests: Keeping the lab running smoothly; helping postdocs and students with their experiments.