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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.


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.


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.