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William Butler

Bill Butler

Bill Butler is currently a PhD student in the Pathology program at Duke University. He received his BS in Biochemistry from the University of Scranton in 2015 and his MS in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire in 2018. His research interests include tumor biology, biomarker discovery, and therapeutic strategies, particularly in relation to hormone-dependent malignancies. He is currently studying the molecular pathways and epigenetic mechanisms leading to metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer under the supervision of Dr. Jiaoti Huang.

J. Spencer Hauck, PhD

J. Spencer Hauck, PhD

Dr. Hauck is a postdoctoral associate in the Duke Pathology Department. He is currently working on the role of heat shock factor 1 and in neuroendocrine cells driving aggressiveness in prostate cancer. Dr. Hauck completed his Ph.D. at Ohio State University where he studied a nuclear hormone receptor in normal muscle biology and disease. Dr. Hauck’s research interests are tumor microenvironment, hormone receptors, and cancer metastasis.

 

Hailiang Hu, PhD

Dr. Hu is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He was an Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and a Member of Stem Cell and Cancer Program at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hu received his Bachelor degree of Chemistry from Nankai University and Ph.D. degree of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2000. Dr. Hu did his postdoctoral research training at UCLA School of Medicine from 2001 to 2007. Dr. Hu’s research interest includes: 1) develop combination therapy for castration-resistant prostate cancer and small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma and investigate the underlying molecular mechanisms; 2) study the role of DNA damage response in tumorigenesis and therapy resistance; 3) investigate the function of microRNAs in tumor progression and metastasis with focus on DNA damage-related microRNAs.

Nan Song

Nan Song, MD PhD

Dr. Song is currently a visiting scholar of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He is from department of Urology, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University. He received his Bachelor degree from Shanghai Tongji University in 2008, master degree from University of South China in 2012 and PhD degree from PLA general hospital in Beijing 2015. Dr. Song’s clinical interests includes: urologic tumor, genitourinary pathology. He is performing the research on the molecular pathways and metabolic mechanisms of prostate cancer under Dr. Jiaoti Huang’s direction at Duke.

 

Yi Sun

Yi Sun

Dr. Sun is currently a visiting scholar of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He is a PhD student of Urology Department of the West China Hospital of Sichuan University. He received his Bachelor degree from Binzhou Medical University in 2014 and Master degree from Sichuan University in 2017. During his scholarship period, he will focus on prostate cancer research under Dr. Jiaoti Huang’s direction at Duke

Huan Xu

Huan Xu, MD

Dr. Xu is currently a joint Ph.D. student of Pathology at Duke University Medical Center. He is a resident of Urology Department in Changhai Hospital of Second Military Medical University. He received his medical doctor degree in Qingdao University medical college in 2014 and received the master degree in Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2017. Dr. Xu’s research will focus on the metabolism and prostate cancer research under Dr. Jiaoti Huang’s direction at Duke University.

Lingfan Xu, MD

Dr. Xu is a postdoctoral associate in the Duke Pathology Department. He completed his Ph.D. at Anhui Medical University in China. He is currently working on the alteration of cancer metabolism driving therapeutic resistance and disease progression of prostate cancer under the direction of Dr. Jiaoti Huang.

Yinglu “Elaine” Zhou

Yinglu “Elaine” Zhou

A creative and adaptable Master student of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics with extensive experience in data analysis which contributed to multiple publications. Experienced in medical health science practical skills of both biostatistics and bioinformatics. Longs for challenges and new environments. A self-driven individual with strong communication skills.