William P. Schiemann, PhD

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA

Dr. Schiemann is the Goodman-Blum Professor in Cancer Research within the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Washington in 1996, followed by Postdoctoral training in Cancer Biology in the laboratory of Dr. Harvey F. Lodish at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research/MIT from 1997-2001. He began his independent research career as an Assistant Professor at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center (Denver, CO) in 2001, and later as an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Colorado-Denver Anschutz Medical Campus (Aurora, CO) in 2006. His current research efforts center on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis and metastatic latency/dormancy, as well as on determining how these events impact the behaviors of cancer stem cells.

Breast cancer development and metastatic progression; metastatic latency and/or dormancy; EMT programs; cancer stem cells; short and long noncoding RNAs; integrins and mechanotransduction; signal transduction; TGF-b biology