Faculty Summaries
Edna Cukierman, PhD
Edna Cukierman, PhD
Associate Professor
  • Co-leader Pancreas Research Interest Group
  • Chair Institutional Biosafety Committee
Edna.Cukierman@fccc.edu
Office Phone: 215-214-4218
Lab Phone: 215-214-4219
Fax: 215-728-3616
Office: W428
Twitter: @ednacukierman
Edna Cukierman, PhD, Principal Investigator

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Craniofacial Developmental Biology and Regeneration Branch (Mentor- Dr. Kenneth M. Yamada), NIH/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1997-2002
  • PhD, Molecular and Cell Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1997
  • MS, Biochemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1993
  • BS, Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1991

Honors

  • Distinguished Achievement Award in Cancer Research and Clinical Management –Focus in Pancreas- by the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology (Chinese’s ASCO), 2016
  • DOD Idea Award with Special Focus in Pancreatic Cancer , 2015-2017
  • Image featured at Dulles and PLH Airports (“Life Magnified” by NIH/ASCB), 2014
  • Member of NIH/NCI’s Tumor Progression and Metastasis Study Section, 2013-2019
  • Temple-FCCC Nodal Award, 2013-2015
  • AACR Career Development Award (continuation from 2004), 2006-2007
  • AACR Career Development Award (continuation from 2004), 2006-2007
  • Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition (Honorable Mention Award), 2006
  • W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Award, 2005-2008
  • Nikon Small World Competition (Image Distinction Award), 2005
  • AACR Career Development Award, 2004-2006
  • National Pancreas Foundation Award, 2004-2005
  • Fellows Award for Research Excellence at the NIH, 2002
  • Fogarty International Center, Fellowship for postdoctoral training at the NIH, 1997-2002
Jennifer Alexander, Ph.D. Candidate
Jennifer Alexander

Education

  • Drexel University

Contact Information

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Janusz Franco-Barraza, MD, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
Janusz Franco-Barraza, PhD

Education

Research Interests

Immune response-triggered mechanisms responsible for invasion through tumor-associated ECM

Contact Information

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Ruchi Malik, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate
Ruchi Malik

Education

Research Interests

Contact Information

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Tiffany Luong, BS, Scientific Technician I
Tiffany Luong

Education

Research Interests

Contact Information

Room: W428 Phone: 215-214-4219 Email: Tiffany.Luong@fccc.edu Top
Neelima Shah, Microscopy Specialist
Neelima Shah

Contact Information

Room: W428 Phone: 215-214-4219 Email: Neelima.Shah@fccc.edu Top
Raj Madhani, Undergraduate Student Assistant
Raj Madhani

Education

Contact Information

Room: W427 Phone: 215-214-4219 Email: Raj.Madhani@fccc.edu Top
Ellen Ragan, Administrative Assistant
Ellen Ragan

Contact Information

Room: W16 Phone: 215-728-4304 Email: Ellen.Ragan@fccc.edu Top
Dustin Rollins, MSc Candidate

Education

Contact Information

Room: W428 Phone: 215-214-4219 Email: Dustin.Rollins@fccc.edu Top
Student Volunteers
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Ashish Abraham, Student Volunteer, Central High School
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Jerry So, Student Volunteer

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Former Personnel
Michael Amatangelo Kelci R. Holman Jeffrey Simons
Daniel Bassi David Khan Matthildi Valianou
Dorothy Beacham Melissa Lech Fernanda Villamar
Kimberly Brown Roderick Quiros Olga Villamar
Remedios Castelló-Cros Poornima Rao Gary Wilk
Gil Cukierman Mastan Rao Chintalapudi Galia Wilk
James Flaherty Rebecca Roth Stephanie Wirtshafter
Sarah Goldston Brad Rybinski Alexander Zenin
Vivekanad Gupta Corinne Watson Daniel Zinshteyn
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