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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.  

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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. 

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