Marcella Macaluso

  • Professional Development Coordinator
  • Department of Biology
Marcella Macaluso, PhD is an Associate Professor in Biology and Director of Epigenetics and Genetics Program at S.H.R.O. Dr. Macaluso's research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying epigenetic and genetic alterations in human cells leading to cancer formation and progression. Dr. Macaluso has extensive experience in the following areas: epigenetics and genetics, gene expression and regulation, cancer biology, cancer biomarkers, molecular biology, computational biology, cellular signaling, virology, proteomics, drug discovery and validation. Dr. Macaluso's research has been supported by the Department of Defense, National Institute of Health, several private international foundations and organizations, including S.H.R.O. She is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, serves as a member of editorial boards of professional journals, and is a frequent grant reviewer for federal and international funding agencies. Dr. Macaluso has mentored national and international graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. In the Bioinnovation program, Dr. Macaluso teaches courses on novel bio-concepts and bio-models, pharmacoepigenetics and pharmacoepigenomics, application of genetics and epigenetics in drug design and drug response, bio-screening and health disparity. Dr. Macaluso serves as PSM Bioinnovation Professional Development Director