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We are currently looking for a postdoctoral fellow who would like to join our group! The candidate should be highly motivated with a strong record of research productivity and a background in cancer biology.  Interested individuals should apply by email with a CV detailing research interests and research goals to

Drs. Lee and Oesterreich also accept rotating graduate students from the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Graduate Program (IGBP) (e.g. Molecular Pharmacology, Cell and Molecular Pathology, and Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology), Human Genetics Program and the Integrative Systems Biology (ISB) Program.

Read testimonials from current and former lab members

The Lee-Oesterreich lab alumni (graduate student and postdoctoral fellows) are pursuing careers in diverse areas. These include:


Michelle Boisen, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
David Boone Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Xiaojiang Cui, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
Robert Dearth, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UT Pan Am, Edinburgh, TX
Jason Garee, Ph.D., Molecular Pathology at Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital
Amy Hassan, M.D., Assistant Professor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
Daniel Hochbaum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Buenos Aires
Petra Den Hollander, Ph.D.,  Instructor, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Benny Kaipparettu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Tiffany Katz, Ph.D., Instructure, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Hyun-Jung Kim Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Austin
Carolyn Kitchens, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Jose Pablo Leone, M.D., Assistant Professor, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Thushangi Pathirajaa, Ph.D., Adjunct Faculty at The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MA
Matthew Sikora, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UCD, Denver ,CO
Winston Tan, M.D., Associate Professor, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida
Sarah Taylor, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Roby Thomas, M.D., Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Rebecca Watters, Ph.D , Research Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh


Courtney Andersen, Ph.D., Postdoc, AstraZeneca
Emily Bossart, Ph.D., Scientist at Cernostics, Inc, Pittsburgh
Angelo Casa PhD
, Senior Medical Writer, BGB Group, NY
Susan Farabaugh Ph.D., Scientist, Carmell Therapeutics, Pittsburgh
Rekha Gyanchandani Ph.D., Scientist, Western Oncolytics, Pittsburgh
Ryan Hartmaier Ph.D., Associate Director, AstraZeneca, Boston
Margarita Ivanova, Director of Translational Medicine Unit, Lysosomal and Rare Disorders Research Treatment Center, Washington, DC
Ge (Serena) Liao, Senior Principal Biostatistician – Novartis Oncology
Beate Litzenburger Ph.D., Senior Genomics Scientist, Qiagen
Simeen Malik, Ph.D., PhD, Sr. Bioinformatics Scientist, MSD Pharmaceuticals, Kenilworth, NJ
Alison Nagle PhD., Clinical and Research Liaison, Tempus
Nicholas Smith., Ph.D., Associate at ZS, Chicago
Steven Townson, Oncology Scientific Director, MERCK, Seattle, WA

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