Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis Research Program

The tumor microenvironment and metastasis researchers at the NCI-designated Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center work to advance the world’s understanding of the role a cancer’s microenvironment plays in the development and spread of the disease. Through a better understanding of the microenvironment, our cancer scientists hope to gain greater insight into the risk of cancer progression and metastasis, contributing to improved patient care at our Cancer Center and beyond. The program members also work to develop new preventive and therapeutic treatments, leading to better clinical outcomes and life-saving treatments.

Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis Research Program Leaders

Get to know the nationally known experts who lead our tumor microenvironment and metastasis team. They guide our efforts to eradicate cancer metastasis and save lives.

Julio Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD

Director, Institute for Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment

Tumor Microenvironment & Metastasis Research Program Members

Our multidisciplinary team consists of leading metastatic cancer researchers, clinicians and specialists in various areas of biology and medicine. Together, they’re working to develop new pathways for cancer prevention and treatment.

Praveen Agrawal, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Jonathan M. Backer, MD

Associate Director, Shared Resources, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

Anne R. Bresnick, PhD

Associate Director, Cancer Research Training and Education, Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center

John S. Condeelis, PhD

Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Dianne Cox, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Sofia de Oliveira, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Antonio Di Cristofano, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

David R. Entenberg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

David R. Fooksman, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Wenjun Guo, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Rachel Hazan, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

Louis Hodgson, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Keisuke Ito, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Georgios Karagiannis, DVM, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Libusha Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Systems & Computational Biology

Maria Marianovich, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

John C. McAuliffe, MD, PhD

Attending Physician, Hepatobiliary and Upper GI Surgery

Anne Muesch, PhD

Professor, Department of Developmental & Molecular Biology

Jeffrey E. Segall, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology

Brendon M. Stiles, MD

Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vladislav Verkhusha, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics

Daniel A. Weiser, MD

Medical Director, Intra-abdominal solid tumor program