Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.
Research program member: Cancer Cell Signaling
401 College St.
Richmond, VA 23298
Associate Professor, Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry
PhD, Osaka University, Japan (1991)
MMSc, Osaka University, Japan (1987)
Our research focus is the signaling pathways through the BCL-2 family proteins, which regulate cell death/survival and are important for tumorigenesis and the response to a variety of chemotherapeutic drugs. In particular, we have demonstrated the role of the BH3-only pro-death BCL-2 family proteins in various chemotherapeutic responses in leukemia, breast, lung, and head & neck cancer.
Chemotherapy, cell death, BCL-2 family, signaling pathway