Shawn Lupold Laboratory

The Lupold Laboratory is a basic and translational research laboratory focused on the molecular biology of prostate cancer. Our mission is to define the molecular mechanisms that contribute to lethal prostate cancer for the development of new diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic strategies.

Our research areas of interest include major interests include microRNAs, RNA therapeutics and high-throughput screening approaches.


See PubMed for a complete list of publications featuring the Shawn Lupold Laboratory

Our Team

The Shawn Lupold Laboratory is a highly collaborative group. Our team values multidisciplinary interactions and projects.

Laboratory Director

Shawn Lupold, Ph.D., is professor of urology and oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and co-director of the Prostate Cancer Group for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Lab Members

Polina Sysa-Shah, Ph.D., Sr. Research Specialist
Alok Mishra, Ph.D., Research Associate
Akira Kurozumi, M.D., Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
Shireen Chikara, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow

Previous Lab Members

Undergraduate and Summer Students

Luzia Brandner
Brian Mears
Salar Khaleghzadegan
Cara Lang
Ying LI
Ross Liao

Graduate Students

Mark Castanares, Ph.D.
Thiago Martin, Ph.D.

Post-doctoral Fellows

Binod Kumar, Ph.D.
Kenji Zennami, M.D., Ph.D.
Koji Hatano, M.D., Ph.D.
Amarnath Mukherjee, Ph.D.
Xiaohua Ni, Ph.D.
Fatema Rafiqi, Ph.D.
Judit Ribas, Ph.D.
Ping Wu, M.D., Ph.D.