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TME Steering Committee

Edna Cukierman, PhD
Chair

Edna Cukierman, PhD

(2024-2026)

Professor and Program Leader, Cancer Signaling and Microenvironment
Co-director, Marvin and Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute
Director, Spatial Proteomics Initiative, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mikala Egeblad, PhD
Past-Chair

Mikala Egeblad, PhD

(2024-2025)

Professor of Cell Biology and Oncology
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland

Leila Akkari, PhD

Leila Akkari, PhD

(2024-2027)

Group Leader and Associate Professor
Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)
Oncode Institute
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Direna Alonso-Curbelo, PhD

Direna Alonso-Curbelo, PhD

(2024-2027)

Group Leader, Inflammation, Tissue Plasticity & Cancer Laboratory
Cancer Science Programme
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)
Barcelona, Spain

Salvador Aznar Benitah, PhD

Salvador Aznar Benitah, PhD

(2023-2026)

ICREA ProfessorStem Cells and Cancer LabInstitute for Research in Biomedicine
Barcelona, Spain

Mohamed Bentires-Alj, Pharm., PhD

Mohamed Bentires-Alj, Pharm., PhD

(2024-2027)

Professor of Experimental Surgical Oncology
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Biomedicine
University of Basel
Basel, Switzerland

Paula D. Bos, PhD

Paula D. Bos, PhD

(2022-2025)

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology
Cancer Biology Program Co-leader
Massey Cancer Center
Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia

Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD

Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD

(2023-2026)

Associate ProfessorDivision of Hematology and OncologyDepartment of MedicineThe Tisch Cancer InstituteMicroscopy COREIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York, New York

Heather R. Christofk, PhD

Heather R. Christofk, PhD

(2022-2025)

Professor
Department of Biological Chemistry
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Associate Director of Basic and Translational Research
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California

Cosimo Commisso, PhD

Cosimo Commisso, PhD

(2024-2027)

Professor and Program Director
Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, California

David G. DeNardo, PhD

David G. DeNardo, PhD

(2023-2026)

Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Molecular Oncology
Department of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Neta Erez, PhD

Neta Erez, PhD

(2022-2025)

Head, Laboratory of Tumor Biology
Department of Pathology
Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv, Israel

Marcia C. Haigis, PhD

Marcia C. Haigis, PhD

(2023-2026)

Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

Amanda W. Lund, PhD

Amanda W. Lund, PhD

(2024-2027)

Associate Professor
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York

Sandra S. McAllister, PhD

Sandra S. McAllister, PhD

(2023-2026)

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Associate Scientist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Member, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center
Associate Member, Broad Institute
Boston, Massachusetts

Erik Sahai, PhD, FMedSci

Erik Sahai, PhD, FMedSci

(2022-2025)

Principal Group Leader and Assistant Research Director
The Francis Crick Institute
London, United Kingdom

Mara H. Sherman, PhD

Mara H. Sherman, PhD

(2022-2025)

Lab Head
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Edna Cukierman, PhD
Chair

Edna Cukierman, PhD

(2024-2025)

Professor and Program Leader, Cancer Signaling and Microenvironment
Co-director, Marvin and Concetta Greenberg Pancreatic Cancer Institute
Director, Spatial Proteomics Initiative, Fox Chase Cancer Center
Adjunct Professor, Department of Cancer and Cellular Biology
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cosimo Commisso, PhD
Member

Cosimo Commisso, PhD

(2024-2025)

Professor and Program Director
Cancer Metabolism and Microenvironment Program
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla, California

Amanda W. Lund, PhD
Member

Amanda W. Lund, PhD

(2024-2025)

Associate Professor
Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
New York, New York

Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD
Member

Jose Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD

(2024-2025)

Associate ProfessorDivision of Hematology and OncologyDepartment of MedicineThe Tisch Cancer InstituteMicroscopy COREIcahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiNew York, New York

Erik Sahai, PhD, FMedSci
Member

Erik Sahai, PhD, FMedSci

(2024-2025)

Principal Group Leader and Assistant Research Director
The Francis Crick Institute
London, United Kingdom

Mara H. Sherman, PhD
Member

Mara H. Sherman, PhD

(2024-2025)

Lab Head
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York