GI SPORE: Investigators and Staff
B. Mark Evers, MD
Professor of Surgery, Director of the Markey Cancer Center and Physician-in-Chief of the Oncology service line. He is a nationally recognized leader in the field of cancer as an accomplished gastrointestinal and endocrine surgeon, scientific investigator and administrator. He brought with him a wealth of administrative experience, which should prove an invaluable asset it our goal of achieving designation as a comprehensive care center.
Li Li, MD, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Epidemiology & Biostatistics and Oncology at Case Western Reserve University
Stanley M. Lemon, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Lemon is also a member of the Inflammatory Disease Institute, Center for Translational Immunology, and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Xianglin Shi, PhD
Professor, Graduate Center for Toxicology
Chunming Liu, PhD
Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Biochemistry
Thomas Tucker, MPH, PhD
Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Markey Cancer Center and an Associate Professor in the College of Public Health. In addition, he is the Director of the Kentucky Cancer Registry.
Mark B. Dignan, PhD, MPH
Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of the Prevention Research Center
David S. Watt, PhD
Professor of Chemistry, Associate Dean, College of Medicine, Organic Chemistry
Tianyan Gao, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Heidi L. Weiss, PhD
Professor and Director of Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility, Markey Cancer Center. Director of Biostatistics Core, GI SPORE.
Brent J. Shelton, PhD
Chief and Professor of Division of Cancer Biostatistics, Co-Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility for the UK Markey Cancer Center
Joe Pulliam, MD
Medical Director, Tissue Core/Biospecimen Core Program for the Markey Cancer Center.
David Gosky, MBA
Director of Administration and Finance for the Markey Cancer Center and GI SPORE Administrator
Nathan L. Vanderford, PhD
Assistant Director of Research for the Markey Cancer Center and GI SPORE Program Coordinator