Faculty member at City of Hope (COH) for 25 years and currently the Dean of Transdisciplinary Research. Extensive expertise in SUMOylation enzyme mechanism and inhibition. Extensive expertise in investigating the roles of SUMOylation in cancer and immune response. Founder of SUMO Biosciences. Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and postdoctoral fellowship at the Scripps Research Institute.