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NCI Center for Cancer Genomics Staff

NCI's Center for Cancer Genomics is comprised of the Office of the Director, Office of Cancer Genomics, and The Cancer Genome Atlas Program Office. Please contact us with questions about our programs and research. For cancer-related questions, please visit the NCI Contact Center.


Dr. Louis Staudt, Director, NCI Center for Cancer Genomics

In 2013, NCI Director Dr. Harold Varmus appointed Dr. Staudt director of the NCI’s Center for Cancer Genomics (CCG), which aims to develop and apply genome science to better diagnose and treat cancer patients. In addition to his work overseeing CCG programs including The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), TARGET, and numerous other programs and collaborations, Dr. Staudt is also Co-Chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch of the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research. As principal investigator, Dr. Staudt has pioneered the use of gene expression profiling to discover molecularly distinct cancer subtypes, and defined molecular subtypes of lymphoma based on B cell differentiation that are now considered distinct diseases.

Dr. Staudt received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1976 and his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1982. Following Internal Medicine training, he joined David Baltimore's laboratory at the Whitehead Institute, then established his own laboratory at the NCI in 1988. He has received several awards for his outstanding accomplishments in the field of cancer genomics, including the Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology in 2009, the title of NIH Distinguished Investigator in 2011, and election to the National Academy of Sciences in 2013.

Center for Cancer Genomics
31 Center Drive, Room 10A11
Bethesda, MD 20892


Center for Cancer Genomics Office of the Director

Martin Ferguson, Ph.D.

External Consultant

Melissa Porter, M.S.

Director of Operations

Arlene Dyer

Staff Assistant

Peggy I. Wang, Ph.D.

Communications Manager

Office of Cancer Genomics

Nicholas B. Griner, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Roya Rafiee, BSN., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager (Tumor Biology and Functional Genomics)

Patee Gesuwan, B.S.

Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

Cindy W. Kyi, Ph.D.

Cindy W. Kyi, Ph.D.

Communications Manager

Pamela C. Birriel, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Julyann Pérez-Mayoral, Ph.D.

Julyann Pérez-Mayoral, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Eva Tonsing-Carter, CCG Staff

Eva Tonsing-Carter, Ph.D.

Scientific Program Manager

Yiwen He, Ph.D.

Senior Bioinformatics Engineer

Chandra Jones

Program Analyst

Center for Cancer Genomics Programs Office

Zhining Wang, Ph.D.

Biomedical Informatics Specialist

John A. Demchok, M.S.

Clinical Data Quality Manager

Samantha Caesar-Johnson, CCG Staff

Samantha Caesar-Johnson, M.S.

Scientific Program Manager

Roy Tarnuzzer, Ph.D.

Biospecimen Core Resource Program Manager

Liming Yang, Ph.D.

Bioinformatics Program Director

Ina Felau, CCG Staff

Ina Felau, M.S.

Scientific Project Manager

Cathy Collins

Program Specialist

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