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TME Steering Committee

Theresa A. Guise, MD
Chair

Theresa A. Guise, MD

(2020-2022)

Professor, Endocrine Neoplasia & HD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Co-Director, Rolanette and Berdon Lawrence Bone Disease Program of Texas
Scholar, Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas
Houston, Texas

Mikala Egeblad, PhD
Chair-Elect

Mikala Egeblad, PhD

(2020-2022)

Professor
Cancer Center Program Co-Leader 
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD

Adrienne Boire, MD, PhD

(2021-2024)

Assistant Member
Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, New York

Leah M. Cook, PhD

Leah M. Cook, PhD

(2021-2024)

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Karin E. de Visser, PhD

Karin E. de Visser, PhD

(2021-2024)

Junior Group Leader
Cancer Research Institute
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cyrus M. Ghajar, PhD

Cyrus M. Ghajar, PhD

(2021-2024)

Associate Professor
Public Health Sciences Division
Associate Professor, Human Biology Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

Sergei I. Grivennikov, PhD

Sergei I. Grivennikov, PhD

(2020-2023)

Research Scientist II
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Xin Lu, PhD

Xin Lu, PhD

(2019-2022)

John M. and Mary Jo Boler Assistant Professor
University of Notre Dame, Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Rare & Neglected Diseases, Harper Cancer Research Institute
Notre Dame, Indiana

Ilaria Malanchi, PhD

Ilaria Malanchi, PhD

(2020-2023)

Senior Group Leader
The Francis Crick Institute
London, United Kingdom

Florencia McAllister, MD

Florencia McAllister, MD

(2021-2024)

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Jeffrey W. Pollard, PhD

Jeffrey W. Pollard, PhD

(2019-2021)

Director, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
University of Edinburgh, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD

Ashani T. Weeraratna, PhD

(2020-2023)

E.V. McCollum Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Cancer Biology
Co-Program Leader, Cancer Invasion and Metastasis, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Alana L. Welm, PhD

Alana L. Welm, PhD

(2019-2022)

Full Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences, University of Utah;
Investigator;
Co-Leader, Cell Response and Regulation Program
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah

Yves A. DeClerck, MD
Representative of the International Cancer Microenvironment Society (ICMS)

Yves A. DeClerck, MD

(2019-2021)

Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
USC/Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD
Representative of the Metastasis Research Society (MRS)

Julio A. Aguirre-Ghiso, PhD

(2020-2022)

Founding Director, Cancer Dormancy and Tumor Microenvironment Institute (CDTMI);
Director, Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center;
Co-leader, AECC Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program;
Endowed Professor, Cell Biology
Albert Einstein Cancer Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania