Pelotonia Fellowship Committee and Leadership


The Pelotonia Fellowship Committee is chaired by Joanna Groden, PhD. 

The committee is made up of some of Ohio State’s most well-known cancer researchers. This committee meets several times per year to review all applications and make all major program decisions. They represent departments as diverse as Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine to Psychology and Human Nutrition.

Deborah Parris, PhD, moderates the postdoctoral reviews, assuring the reviews are fair, rigorous and unbiased.

Committee Members

Sharon Amacher, PhD, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Barbara Andersen, PhD, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences

Irina Artsimovitch, PhD, Department of Microbiology, College of Arts and Sciences

Robert Baiocchi, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Charles Bell, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, College of Medicine

Martha Belury, PhD, Department of Human Sciences, College of Education & Human Ecology

Theodore Brasky, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Ralf Bundschuh, PhD, Department of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences

John Byrd, MD, Department of Hematology, College of Medicine

Bill Carson, MD, Department of Surgical Oncology, College of Surgery

Carlos Castro, PhD, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Helen Chamberlin, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics Admin, College of Arts and Sciences

Dawn Chandler, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine

David Cohn, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Medicine

Susan Cole, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Vincenzo Coppola, MD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

James Cowan, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine

Nicholas Denko, MD, PhD, Department of Radiation Oncology, College of Medicine

Harold Fisk, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Michael Freitas, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Ramesh Ganju, PhD, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine

Ramiro Garzon, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Samir Ghadiali, PhD, MS, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Lee Grimes, PhD, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati

Joanna Groden, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Erich Grotewold, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Denis Guttridge, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Tsonwin Hai, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, College of Medicine

Paul Herman, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Kay Huebner, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Amy Johnson, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Mira Katz, PhD, Department of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, College of Public Health

Balveen Kaur, PhD, Department of Neurological Surgery, College of Medicine

Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, College of Medicine

Thomas Ludwig, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Sarmila Majumder, PhD, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry and Cellular Biochemistry, College of Medicine

Karin Musier-Forsyth, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Natarajan Muthusamy, DVM, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Michelle Naughton, PhD, Department of Internal Pedicine, College of Medicine

Stephen Osmani, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Greg Otterson, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Deborah Parris, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Jeffrey Parvin, MD, PhD, Department of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medicine

Electra Paskett, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Matthew Ringel, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Sameek Raychowdhury, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Deepa Sampath, MD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Dan Schoenberg, PhD, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology, College of Medicine

Amanda Simcox, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Keith Slotkin, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Starczynowski, PhD, Department of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, University of Cincinnati

Adrian Suarez, MD, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine

Vish Subramaniam, PhD, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering

Zucai Suo, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences

Amanda Toland, PhD, Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, College of Medicine

Michael Tweedle, PhD, Department of Radiology, College of Medicine

Mary Ellen Wewers, RN, PhD, MPH, Department of Health Behaviors and Health Promotion, College of Public Health

Robin Wharton, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Jessica Winter, PhD, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, College of Engineering

Jian-Qiu Wu, PhD, Department of Molecular Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Jianhua Yu, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine

Senior Program Moderator

Deborah Parris, PhD, Professor Emeritus, College of Medicine, Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics

Internal Advisors

Electra Paskett, PhD, Cancer Control Research Program Co-Leader

Mary Ellen Wewers, PhD, Cancer Control Research Program Co-Leader

John Byrd, MD, Leukemia Research Program Co-Leader

Michael Grever, MD, Leukemia Research Program Co-Leader

Michael Ostrowski, PhD, Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Research Program Co-Leader

Matt Ringel, MD, Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Research Program Co-Leader

Steven Clinton, MD, PhD, Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Research Program Leader

David Carbone, MD, PhD, Translational Therapeutics Research Program Co-Leader

Denis Guttridge, PhD, Translational Therapeutics Research Program Co-Leader

Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

Peter Shields, MD, Deputy Director, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

External Advisors: Symposia Speakers

2016


Shelly Berger, PhD Daniel S. Och University Professor
Director, Epigenetics Programs
University of Pennsylvania
TOPIC: Epigenetics Dysregulation in Senescence, Aging and Cancer

Valerie Weaver, PhD
Professor and Director, Center for Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration
Director, Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs
Co-Director Bay Area Center for Physical Sciences and Oncology
University of California, San Francisco
TOPIC: Forcing Form and Function

2015


Frank McCormick, PhD, FRS, DSc (Hon)
Professor Emeritus, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
David A. Wood Distinguished Professorship of Tumor Biology and Cancer Research

Brenda Schulman, PhD
Joseph Simone Chair in Basic Research
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Philip Tsichlis, MD
Professor of Stem Cell Research
Blizard Institute

2014


Carlos Arteaga, MD
Professor of Medicine & Cancer Biology
Director Breast Cancer Program
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

David Beach, PhD, FRS
Professor of Stem Cell Research
Blizard Institute

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Genetics
U.T. MD Anderson Cancer Center

2013


Stephen Elledge, PhD
Department of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Michele Pagano, MD, PhD
New York University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Jon Aster, MD, PhD
Department of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2012


Charles J. Sherr, MD, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Faculty
Chair, Tumor Cell Biology
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Martine F. Roussel, PhD
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Faculty
Endowed Chair in Molecular Oncogenesis
The University of Tennessee Memphis

David E. Fisher, MD, PhD
Chief, Department of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School

2011


Ross Levine, MD
Geoffrey Beene Junior Faculty Chair
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

John H. J. Petrini, PhD
Paul A. Marks Chair of Molecular Cell Biology
Head, Laboratory of Chromosome Biology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Judith Campisi, PhD
Professor, Buck Institute for Age Research Sr Scientist,
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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