Senior Leadership

Juanita L Merchant, MD, PhD

Interim Director, Cancer Center
Associate Director, Basic Sciences, Cancer Center
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, College of Medicine
Regents Professor
Professor, College of Medicine
Cancer Biology Program

Rachna T Shroff, MD, MS, FASCO

Interim Clinical Affairs Director, Cancer Center
Associate Director of Clinical Investigations, Cancer Center
Associate Dean, Clinical and Translational Research
Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Professor, College of Medicine
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

Clara N Curiel-Lewandrowski, MD

Interim Director of Research, Cancer Center
Co-Director, Skin Cancer Institute, Cancer Center
Professor, Medicine, College of Medicine (Dermatology)
Chief, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
Program Director, Dermatology Residency Program
The Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cancer Research
Cancer Prevention and Control Program

John M. Ruiz, PhD

Professor, Clinical Health Psychology
Director, Social Risk and Resilience Factors (SuRRF) Lab
Associate Director, Inclusivity, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility (IDEA), University of Arizona Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Ronald M Lynch, PhD

Professor, Physiology
Associate Professor, Pharmacology
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Director, Aribi Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP
Associate Director, Shared Resources
Clinical and Translational Oncology Program

Research Program Leaders and co-Leaders

Nathan Ellis, PhD

Associate Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Research Program
Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Chair, ABBS Program
Chair, Genetics - GIDP
Cancer Biology Program

Shared Resource Directors and co-Directors

Rina Fox, PhD, MPH

Shared Resource Co-Director, Behavioral Measurement and Interventions
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Cancer Prevention and Control Program