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Faculty and Staff


Joe Zhao, PhD

Joe Zhao, PhD

Alfred M. Shideler Professor of Pathology 
Director, Experimental Pathology 
Director, Pathology Graduate Program

The University of Oklahoma 
Health Sciences Center
Biomedical Research Center
975 N.E. 10th St 
Room number 1362
Oklahoma City, OK 73104



  • Jilin University
    Changchun , P. R. China
    B.S., 1984
  • Oregon State University
    PhD, 1990

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • protein tyrosine phosphatases in signal transduction
  • hematopoiesis and hematologic cancers
  • kinases and phosphatases in cancer, diabetes, and aging

Select Publications:

  1. Bello S, Krogsbøll LT, Gruber J, Zhao ZJ, Fischer D, Hróbjartsson A. Lack of blinding of outcome assessors in animal model experiments implies risk of observer bias. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014 Jun 24. pii: S0895-4356(14)00157-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.04.008. PMID: 24972762.  

  2. Cherry M, Khawandanah M, Zhao ZJ, Srour S, Ozer H, Selby G, Ghabache B, Al-Kali A. Erlotinib is not effective in patients with JAK2V617F-positive polycythemia vera. [Letter to the Editor] Ann Hematol. Epub 2014 Nov 9. doi: 10.1007/s00277-014-2247-1. PMID: 25380996.

  3. Jin X, Zhao W, Kirabo A, Park SO, Ho WT, Sayeski PP, Zhao ZJ. Elevated levels of mast cells are involved in pruritus associated with polycythemia vera in JAK2V617F transgenic mice. J Immunol. 2014 Jul 15;193(2):477-84. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1301946. Epub 2014 Jun 11.  PMID: 24920845.

  4. Zhao BF, Zhao ZJ. Molecular cloning and characterization of a tyrosine phosphatase from Monosiga brevicollis. Send to: Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014 Oct 31;453(4):761-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.10.019. Epub 2014 Oct 13. PMID: 25445586.

  5. Zhao W, Zou K, Farasyn T, Ho WT, Zhao ZJ. Generation and characterization of a JAK2V617F-containing erythroleukemia cell line. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 18;9(7):e99017. PMID: 25036984.  

  6. Zhao ZJ, Liu D. A new Stem Cell Investigation. [Editorial] Stem Cell Invest. 2014, 1:1 (2014 Jan 17). (Journal not currently indexed for Medline)  

  7. Agarwal A, Morrone K, Bartenstein M, Zhao ZJ, Verma A, Goel S. Bone marrow fibrosis in primary myelofibrosis: pathogenic mechanisms and the role of TGF-β. Stem Cell Investig. 2016 Feb 26;3:5. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2306-9759.2016.02.03. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27358897; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4923632.
  8. Chen Y, Guo Y, Zhao W, Tina Ho WT, Fu X, Zhao ZJ. Identification of an orally available compound with potent and broad FLT3 inhibition activity. Oncogene. 2016 Jun 9;35(23):2971-8. doi: 10.1038/onc.2015.362. Epub 2015 Sep 28. PMID: 26411368; PMCID: PMC4809803.
  9. Guo Y, Fu X, Huo B, Wang Y, Sun J, Meng L, Hao T, Zhao ZJ, Hu X. GATA2 regulates GATA1 expression through LSD1-mediated histone modification. Am J Transl Res. 2016 May 15;8(5):2265-74. eCollection 2016. PMID: 27347333; PMCID: PMC4891438.
  10. Shen T, Chen Z, Zhao ZJ, Wu J. Genetic defects of the IRF1-mediated major histocompatibility complex class I antigen presentation pathway occur prevalently in the JAK2 gene in non-small cell lung cancer. Oncotarget. Epub 2017 May 8. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.17689. PMID: 28537924

Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

Charles Esmon, PhD

Charles Esmon, PhD

Lloyd Noble Chair, Cardiovascular Research

Member & Head, Cardiovascular Biology Research at OMRF

Adjunct Professor, Pathology

Adjunct Professor, Biochemistry

Investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Aravindan Natarajan

Aravindan Natarajan, MS., MPhil., PhD., CCA.

Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Anesthesiology,
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Department of Pathology
Course Director, Radiation Biology for Radiation Oncology Residents
Graduate Faculty, College of Medicine
Member, Cancer Biology Program

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology