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Office Location:
1.19E UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Mailing address:
1.19E Hillman Cancer Center
5117 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Phone: 412-623-1111

Dianna Fennell

Other Affiliations:
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center


Zhaoxia (Julia) Qu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the basic and translational aspects of human lung cancer, the major cause of cancer deaths. I am particularly interested in lung cancer bone metastasis, since it occurs in 30-40% of lung cancers, and median survival time of lung cancer patients with bone metastasis is only 7 months. Moreover, bone metastasis causes pain and fractures that interfere with daily activities and quality of life.

Technique Expertise or Resources to share

mouse models of lung cancer and cancer bone metastasis


Lung cancer, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, NF-kB and STAT signaling


Lab website:


Lab Members

Fan Sun, PhD Research Instructor
Xujie Liu, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow