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Scientific Advisory Committee

Learn about the highly talented scientists who are working diligently to find new methods of prevention and treatment, and eventual cures for various forms of cancer.

Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D.

Institute Director
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy

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Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D., is director of the NSU AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care and an associate professor and cancer research scientist at NSU’s College of Pharmacy. At NSU, Latimer leads a team that investigates human breast tissue for DNA damage that originates from environmental causes.

Stephen Grant, Ph.D.

Project Director
Professor, Public Health, College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Stephen Grant, Ph.D. is leading projects that incorporate his research expertise in oncology, developmental biology, DNA repair, and genetics. 

Jose V. Lopez, Ph.D.

Department of Biological Sciences, Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography

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Joe V. Lopez, Ph.D. is does groundbreaking research in genomics, molecular biology, systematics and microbiological research.

Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Lubov Nathanson, Ph.D. is an expert in bioinformatics, systems biology, molecular biology and biochemistry.

Jaime Tartar, Ph.D.

Research Director, College of Psychology 

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Jaime Tartar, Ph.D. specializes in behavioral neuroscience, with research expertise  in many areas of neuroscience from clinical neurological impairments to basic cell physiology.

H. Thomas Temple, M.D.

Division of Research and Economic Development

H. Thomas Temple, M.D. has a long-established reputation as a successful surgeon and researcher. His clinical interests are novel treatment of benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors in children and adults, tissue transplantation and complex limb reconstruction. His research interests are stem cell applications in bone and cartilage regeneration, tissue banking and developing targeted therapies for sarcomas.

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