Research Funding

  • September 1, 2004 - August 31, 2025 - Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms in Cancer , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: T32CA108462
  • May 1, 2020 - April 30, 2025 - Understanding breast cancer progression as a defect in the mechanics of tissue self-organization , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U01CA244109
  • July 3, 2018 - June 30, 2023 - Uncovering Mechanisms of Regulation and Dependency on Fatty Acid Oxidation in MYC-Driven Tumors , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: R01CA223817
  • June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2021 - Integrative approach to heterogeneity in breast cancer metastasis , Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: U01CA199315

Education

University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., 1986-1990, Cell and Molecular Biology
University of California, Los Angeles, M.D., 1990-1997, Medicine
University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., 1990-1997, Molecular Biology
University of California, San Francisco, 1997-1999, Internal Medicine
University of California, San Francisco, 1999-2003, Medical Oncology

Honors & Awards

  • 1990-1997
    N.I.H. Medical Scientist Training Fellowship
  • 1997
    Emil Bogen Research Award, (most outstanding graduate research) UCLA School of Medicine
  • 1997
    UCSF Molecular Medicine Fellow
  • 2001-2004
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute Physician-Scientist Fellowship – NCI K08 Mentored Physician-Scientist Fellowship Award
  • 2008
    Susan G. Komen Scholar Award
  • 2009
    V-Foundation Scholar
  • 2011
    Elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

Selected Publications

  1. Lee JV, Housley F, Yau C, Nakagawa R, Winkler J, Anttila JM, Munne PM, Savelius M, Houlahan KE, Van de Mark D, Hemmati G, Hernandez GA, Zhang Y, Samson S, Baas C, Esserman LJ, van 't Veer LJ, Rugo HS, Curtis C, Klefström J, Matloubian M, Goga A. Combinatorial immunotherapies overcome MYC-driven immune evasion in triple negative breast cancer. Nat Commun. 2022 Jun 27; 13(1):3671.  View on PubMed
  2. Bui TBV, Burgering BMT, Goga A, Rugo HS, van 't Veer LJ. Biomarkers for Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4/6 Inhibitors in the Treatment of Hormone Receptor-Positive/Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2-Negative Advanced/Metastatic Breast Cancer: Translation to Clinical Practice. JCO Precis Oncol. 2022 06; 6:e2100473.  View on PubMed
  3. Li Z, Ferguson L, Deol KK, Roberts MA, Magtanong L, Hendricks JM, Mousa GA, Kilinc S, Schaefer K, Wells JA, Bassik MC, Goga A, Dixon SJ, Ingolia NT, Olzmann JA. Ribosome stalling during selenoprotein translation exposes a ferroptosis vulnerability. Nat Chem Biol. 2022 07; 18(7):751-761.  View on PubMed
  4. Samson S, Northey JJ, Acerbi I, Goga A, Flink CL, Weaver VM, LaBarge MA. NCI's publication affiliation conundrum: Reframing innovation to incentivize an equitable path for advocate representation. Transl Oncol. 2022 Feb; 16:101325.  View on PubMed
  5. Vidula N, Greenberg S, Petrillo L, Hwang J, Melisko M, Goga A, Moasser M, Magbanua M, Park JW, Rugo HS. Evaluation of disseminated tumor cells and circulating tumor cells in patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant zoledronic acid. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Sep 06; 7(1):113.  View on PubMed
  6. Kilinc S, Paisner R, Camarda R, Gupta S, Momcilovic O, Kohnz RA, Avsaroglu B, L'Etoile ND, Perera RM, Nomura DK, Goga A. Oncogene-regulated release of extracellular vesicles. Dev Cell. 2021 07 12; 56(13):1989-2006.e6.  View on PubMed
  7. Madonna MC, Duer JE, Lee JV, Williams J, Avsaroglu B, Zhu C, Deutsch R, Wang R, Crouch BT, Hirschey MD, Goga A, Ramanujam N. In Vivo Optical Metabolic Imaging of Long-Chain Fatty Acid Uptake in Orthotopic Models of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jan 05; 13(1).  View on PubMed
  8. Komoll RM, Hu Q, Olarewaju O, von Döhlen L, Yuan Q, Xie Y, Tsay HC, Daon J, Qin R, Manns MP, Sharma AD, Goga A, Ott M, Balakrishnan A. MicroRNA-342-3p is a potent tumour suppressor in hepatocellular carcinoma. J Hepatol. 2021 01; 74(1):122-134.  View on PubMed
  9. Rohrberg J, Van de Mark D, Amouzgar M, Lee JV, Taileb M, Corella A, Kilinc S, Williams J, Jokisch ML, Camarda R, Balakrishnan S, Shankar R, Zhou A, Chang AN, Chen B, Rugo HS, Dumont S, Goga A. MYC Dysregulates Mitosis, Revealing Cancer Vulnerabilities. Cell Rep. 2020 03 10; 30(10):3368-3382.e7.  View on PubMed
  10. Shah KN, Bhatt R, Rotow J, Rohrberg J, Olivas V, Wang VE, Hemmati G, Martins MM, Maynard A, Kuhn J, Galeas J, Donnella HJ, Kaushik S, Ku A, Dumont S, Krings G, Haringsma HJ, Robillard L, Simmons AD, Harding TC, McCormick F, Goga A, Blakely CM, Bivona TG, Bandyopadhyay S. Aurora kinase A drives the evolution of resistance to third-generation EGFR inhibitors in lung cancer. Nat Med. 2019 01; 25(1):111-118.  View on PubMed
  11. Fish L, Zhang S, Yu JX, Culbertson B, Zhou AY, Goga A, Goodarzi H. Cancer cells exploit an orphan RNA to drive metastatic progression. Nat Med. 2018 11; 24(11):1743-1751.  View on PubMed
  12. Roy S, Hooiveld GJ, Seehawer M, Caruso S, Heinzmann F, Schneider AT, Frank AK, Cardenas DV, Sonntag R, Luedde M, Trautwein C, Stein I, Pikarsky E, Loosen S, Tacke F, Ringelhan M, Avsaroglu SK, Goga A, Buendia MA, Vucur M, Heikenwalder M, Zucman-Rossi J, Zender L, Roderburg C, Luedde T. microRNA 193a-5p Regulates Levels of Nucleolar- and Spindle-Associated Protein 1 to Suppress Hepatocarcinogenesis. Gastroenterology. 2018 12; 155(6):1951-1966.e26.  View on PubMed
  13. Donnella HJ, Webber JT, Levin RS, Camarda R, Momcilovic O, Bayani N, Shah KN, Korkola JE, Shokat KM, Goga A, Gordan JD, Bandyopadhyay S. Kinome rewiring reveals AURKA limits PI3K-pathway inhibitor efficacy in breast cancer. Nat Chem Biol. 2018 08; 14(8):768-777.  View on PubMed
  14. Nguyen QH, Pervolarakis N, Blake K, Ma D, Davis RT, James N, Phung AT, Willey E, Kumar R, Jabart E, Driver I, Rock J, Goga A, Khan SA, Lawson DA, Werb Z, Kessenbrock K. Profiling human breast epithelial cells using single cell RNA sequencing identifies cell diversity. Nat Commun. 2018 05 23; 9(1):2028.  View on PubMed
  15. Samson S, Northey JJ, Plaks V, Baas C, Dean I, LaBarge MA, Goga A, Van't Veer LJ, Weaver VM. New Horizons in Advocacy Engaged Physical Sciences and Oncology Research. Trends Cancer. 2018 04; 4(4):260-264.  View on PubMed
  16. Aran D, Camarda R, Odegaard J, Paik H, Oskotsky B, Krings G, Goga A, Sirota M, Butte AJ. Comprehensive analysis of normal adjacent to tumor transcriptomes. Nat Commun. 2017 10 20; 8(1):1077.  View on PubMed
  17. Shin PJ, Zhu Z, Camarda R, Bok RA, Zhou AY, Kurhanewicz J, Goga A, Vigneron DB. Cancer recurrence monitoring using hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate metabolic imaging in murine breast cancer model. Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 11; 43:105-109.  View on PubMed
  18. Camarda R, Williams J, Goga A. In vivo Reprogramming of Cancer Metabolism by MYC. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2017; 5:35.  View on PubMed
  19. Kessenbrock K, Smith P, Steenbeek SC, Pervolarakis N, Kumar R, Minami Y, Goga A, Hinck L, Werb Z. Diverse regulation of mammary epithelial growth and branching morphogenesis through noncanonical Wnt signaling. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 03 21; 114(12):3121-3126.  View on PubMed
  20. Anderton B, Camarda R, Balakrishnan S, Balakrishnan A, Kohnz RA, Lim L, Evason KJ, Momcilovic O, Kruttwig K, Huang Q, Xu G, Nomura DK, Goga A. MYC-driven inhibition of the glutamate-cysteine ligase promotes glutathione depletion in liver cancer. EMBO Rep. 2017 04; 18(4):569-585.  View on PubMed

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