Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research

Investigator Team

Team science is critical. Breast cancer must be confronted by both scientists in the laboratory and physicians attending to patients to overcome the complexities the disease presents. Vera Bradley Foundation funding has resulted in a critical mass of talented investigators at IU School of Medicine, each bringing complementary expertise.

Sunil Badve, MBBS

Sunil Badve, MBBS

Joshua Edwards Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Tarah J. Ballinger, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Gary L. Dunnington, MD

Gary L. Dunnington, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery
Carla S. Fisher, MD

Carla S. Fisher, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Theresa A. Guise, MD

Theresa A. Guise, MD

Jerry W. and Peggy S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology
Chunhai Hao, MD,  PhD

Chunhai Hao, MD, PhD

Bicentennial Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Steven M. Johnson, PhD

Steven M. Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Jaeyeon Kim, PhD

Jaeyeon Kim, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Yunlong Liu, PhD

Yunlong Liu, PhD

Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Xiongbin Lu, PhD

Xiongbin Lu, PhD

Vera Bradley Foundation Professor of Breast Cancer Innovation
Kandice K. Ludwig, MD

Kandice K. Ludwig, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Natascia Marino, PhD

Natascia Marino, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medicine
Samy Meroueh, PhD

Samy Meroueh, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Kathy D. Miller, MD

Kathy D. Miller, MD

Ballv Lantero Professor of Oncology
Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Harikrishna Nakshatri, PhD

Marian J. Morrison Professor of Breast Cancer Research
Kenneth P. Nephew, PhD

Kenneth P. Nephew, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jeni Prosperi, PhD

Jeni Prosperi, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Sara K. Quinney, PhD

Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Milan Radovich, PhD

Milan Radovich, PhD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Bryan P. Schneider, MD

Vera Bradley Professor of Oncology
Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Todd C. Skaar, PhD

Professor of Medicine
Anna M. Storniolo, MD

Anna M. Storniolo, MD

Andrew and Peggy Thomson Professor of Hematology Oncology
Hiromi Tanaka, PhD

Hiromi Tanaka, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
Claire E. Walczak, PhD

Claire E. Walczak, PhD

Assistant Director of Research
Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Hiroki Yokota, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
Rich C. Zellars, MD

Rich C. Zellars, MD

Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology
Xinna Zhang, PHD

Xinna Zhang, PHD

Assistant Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Other Vera Bradley Foundation Center for Breast Cancer Research members conducting breast cancer research include Xiaowen Liu, PhDJanet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, Victoria L. Champion, PhD, RN, Julie Otte, PhD, RN and Diane M. Von Ah, PhD, RN.

Faculty Spotlight

As a physician-scientist, Dr. Bryan Schenider is focused on deciphering the individual genomes of breast tumors and leading clinical trials that reveal why women respond so differently to the same cancer drug. He, with his colleagues at Indiana University School of Medicine, are at the forefront globally in identifying these differences and blending the information to develop breast cancer treatments of the future.