About Us

Principal Investigators

Samuel Evans Adunyah, PhD
MMC co-PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Professor and Chairman
Department of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology
Meharry Medical College
sadunyah@mmc.edu

Duane Smoot, MD
MMC co-PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Professor of Medicine
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
Meharry Medical College
dsmoot@mmc.edu


Tuya Pal, MD

VICC PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Professor of Medicine
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Associate Director, Cancer Health Disparities
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
tuya.pal@vumc.org

Ann Richmond, PhD
VICC co-PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Program of Cancer Biology
Professor of Pharmacology
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
ann.richmond@vanderbilt.edu

 

Venkataswarup Tiriveedhi, MD, PhD, MBA
TSU co-PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Associate Professor of Biology
Tennessee State University
vtirivee@tnstate.edu

Margaret Whalen, PhD
TSU co-PD/PI, MMC-VICC-TSU Cancer Partnership
Professor of Chemistry
Tennessee State University
mwhalen@tnstate.edu