T-Cell Biologists

Zihai Li

Zihai Li, MD, PhD

Dr. Li is a member of the Translational Therapeutics Program at the OSUCCC – James and the founding director of the Institute for Immuno-Oncology (IIO), which is dedicated to transforming the OSUCCC – James into a leader in basic and clinical immunology research, including prevention and survivorship.

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Yiping Yang

Yiping Yang, MD, PhD

Dr. Yang is the director of the Division of Hematology and a nationally recognized expert in cancer immunology and immunotherapy.

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Zihai Li

Xue-Feng Bai, PhD

Dr. Bai is an associate professor with a focus on T cell immunology/cancer immunotherapy, cytokines and novel checkpoint molecules.

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Ephraim Ansa-Addo, PhD

Dr. Ansa-Addo specializes in regulatory T cells.

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Kenneth Oestreich, PhD

Dr. Oestreich focuses on follicular helper T cells.

Meixiao Long

Meixiao Long, MD, PhD

Dr. Long specializes in BTK inhibitors and T cell biology.

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Christin Burd

Christin Burd, PhD

Dr. Burd has interests in immunity and aging.

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Eugene Oltz

Eugene Oltz, PhD

Dr. Oltz is professor and chair, MII.

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Ruoning Wang

Ruoning Wang, PhD

Dr. Wang specializes in T cell metabolism and cancer immunology.

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Hazem Ghoneim

Hazem Ghoneim, PhD

Dr. Ghoneim specializes in T cell metabolism and cancer immunology.

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Purnima Dubey

Purnima Dubey, PhD

Dr. Dubey focuses on immune therapies that remodel the tumor microenvironment.

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Innate Immunity

Jon Butchar

Jon Butchar, PhD

Dr. Butchar is an assistant professor in the Division of Hematology specializing in antibody therapy, chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

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William Carson

William Carson III, MD

Dr. Carson is a professor of surgery specializing in breast cancer, melanoma immunotherapy-myeloid derived suppressor cells or MDSCs.

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Aharon Freud

Aharon Freud, MD, PhD

Dr. Freud is an assistant professor with interests in pathlogy, R01 funded, human Innate immune cells, NK cell development and cancer.

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Bethany Mundy-Bosse

Bethany Mundy-Bosse, PhD

Dr. Mundy-Bosse is an assistant professor specializing in human NK cells and leukemia.

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Natarajan Muthusamy

Natarajan Muthusamy, DVM, PhD

Dr. Muthusamy is a professor with a focus on leukemia and B cell immunology.

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Susheela Tridandapani

Susheela Tridandapani, PhD

Dr. Tridandapani is a professor specializing in leukemia, innate immune cells and antibody therapy.

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Haitao Wen

Haitao Wen, MD, PhD

Dr. Wen is an assistant professor with interests in inflammasomes and the effect of metabolism on the innate immune response.

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Kevin Cassady

Kevin Cassady, MD

Dr. Cassady focuses on oncolytic viral-immunetherapy.

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Translational Immuno-Oncology

John Byrd

John Byrd, MD

Dr. Byrd specializes in targeted therapy of B cell maliganancy.

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David Carbone

David Carbone, MD, PhD

Dr. Carbone is a professor specializing in genetics, immunotherapy, tumor-associated immunosuppression mechanisms and gene therapy.

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Kai He

Kai He, MD, PhD

Dr. He is an assistant professor focusing on lung cancer and immunotherapy.

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Dean Lee

Dean Lee, MD, PhD

Dr. Lee specializes in cellular therapy.

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Timothy Cripe

Timothy Cripe, MD, PhD

Dr. Cripe focuses on oncolytic viral-immunetherapy.

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Immune Monitoring and Discovery

Greg Behbehani

Greg Behbehani, MD, PhD

Dr. Behbehani specializes in mass cytometry, MRD in AML, immune monitoring.

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Elaine Mardis

Elaine Mardis, PhD

Dr. Mardis focuses on systems immunology and immune-genomics.

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Sameek Roychowdhury

Sameek Roychowdhury, MD, PhD

Dr. Roychowdhury specializes in genomics, FGFR targets, hypermutations and immunothereapy and rapid autopsy program.

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Jing Jenny Wang

Jing Jenny Wang, PhD

Dr. Wang studies immunogenics.

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Cell Therapy

Sumithira Vasu

Sumithira Vasu, MBBS

Dr. Vasu specializes in cell therapy.

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Lynn O'Donnell

Lynn O'Donnell, PhD

Dr. O'Donnell is an associate professor of Internal Medicine. Her research interests novel cellular therapies for malignancies and regenerative medicine, translational development, GMP manufacturing, and IND and IDE submissions for FDA.

Samantha Jaglowski

Samantha Jaglowski, MD

Dr. Jaglowski specializes in cellular therapy.

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Dean Lee

Dean Lee, MD, PhD

Dr. Lee specializes in cellular therapy.

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Data Scientists

Jayajit Das

Jayajit Das, PhD

Dr. Das's research focuses on uncovering mechanisms underlying innate and adaptive responses in higher organisms using computational and mathematical tools rooted in statistical physics and engineering.

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Qin Ma

Qin Ma, PhD

Dr. Ma focuses on omics and single cell transcriptome.

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Lang Li

Lang Li, PhD

Dr. Li is a professor and chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

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Daniel Stover

Daniel Stover, MD

Dr. Stover specializes in breast cancer.

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PIIO Seeks Multiple Tenure-Track Faculty Positions


The OSUCCC – James is seeking experienced tenure-track faculty (basic as well as clinical researchers) to work in the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.

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