People

Daniel G. Stover, MD – Principal Investigator

Dr. Stover is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and the James Cancer Hospital/Solove Research Institute and is a clinician at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. His research focuses on clinical computational approaches to understand and treat breast cancer. As a computational biologist and medical oncologist, he applies and develops computational algorithms to integrate genomic data with patient features and outcomes. By studying patient samples, he seeks to identify new mechanisms of drug resistance to standard agents as well as investigational agents such as immunotherapy. The ultimate goal of this work is to identify predictive markers for treatment response while identifying novel susceptibilities to overcome drug resistance. Dr. Stover actively collaborates on correlative studies from early phase clinical trials, including biomarker identification and testing, genomic/transcriptional analyses, and studies using patient-derived tissue. He is an Associated Scientist at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and an active collaborator with the Nurses’ Health Study. Dr. Stover has published papers in Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cell, Nature, Nature Medicine, and Clinical Cancer Research, among others.

Dr. Stover was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio where he lives with his wife and two sons. Both of his parents and all four of his grandparents are alumni of The Ohio State University. Dr. Stover is a cum laude graduate (Molecular Biology) of Princeton University and received his M.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Stover did his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and was selected to serve as the Hugh J. Morgan Chief Resident in Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Cancer Center program and postdoctoral research in the lab of Joan Brugge, PhD at Harvard Medical School. He then joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School while caring for breast cancer patients at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital prior to moving to OSU.

 

Katharine Collier, MD – Medical Oncology Fellow

Kate is a fellow in the Division of Medical Oncology. She graduated from Princeton University with a BSE in Chemical Engineering in 2008, then went on to receive a MSc in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from University College Dublin and an MSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She received her MD from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2015 and completed Internal Medicine residency at Northwestern in 2018. She is interested in translational and clinical research in solid tumors.

 

Sarah Asad, MPH – Project Manager for A-STOR/O-STOR

Sarah graduated with her Masters of Public Health dual specializing in Epidemiology and Biomedical Informatics from The Ohio State University in Spring 2018. She has spent several years working on research projects centered around reproductive health, child health, and women’s health in general. She received a BS in Mathematics and a BS in Public Health from OSU in 2016. As an undergraduate, Sarah was a coxswain for OSU’s varsity rowing team. In her last season she was selected as a CRCA All-American Athlete. In her free time, Sarah enjoys playing with her puppy and lifting.

Sarah is excited to be a part of a research team in the Comprehensive Cancer Center. Through her work, she hopes to have a positive and tangible impact on the community.

 

Kathryn (Kat) Kananen – Bioinformatician for A-STOR/O-STOR

Kathryn earned a B.S in bioinformatics and computational biology from Iowa State University and a  Master’s of Applied Bioinformatics at Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK. She was an undergraduate researcher for four years working on analysis of genomics and population architecture of maize and teosinte developing expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, and field work. In 2016, she received the Iowa State Emerging Leadership Award and actively volunteered as a Speaker’s Bureau panelist and helped with event planning / fundraising, while completing her undergraduate. When free, she enjoys rock climbing, activities related to amateur archaeology, and camping.

 

David Tallman – Second year PhD student

David is a PhD student in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) program at OSU. He got his B.S. in Molecular Biology with a minor in Computer Science from the University of California, San Diego.  During his time at UCSD, he worked in a computer science lab where he utilized non-linear dynamic measures to describe biological datasets. After graduation, he worked as a lab technician in a lab focused on mass spectrometry at the Scripps Research Institute. His focus in the lab is the heterogeneous spatial organization of various cellular markers in breast cancer.

 

Deloris Veney, MACPR – Clinical Research Assistant

Deloris earned a B.S. in biology from the University of Akron and a Master’s of Applied Clinical and Preclinical Research at The Ohio State University.  Deloris has 20-years of experience working, teaching and training in biological sciences.  She enjoys theatre, literature and running.

 

Jerome (Bo) Bey – Undergraduate

Bo is a junior at Ohio State, majoring in Biomedical Science. He plans to pursue medical school following graduation. His focus in Dr. Stover’s lab includes identifying genomic targets responsible for progression of triple negative breast cancer and establishing the mechanisms by which such genes control metastasis and chemoresistance.

Outside of the lab, Bo enjoys attending Ohio State athletic events, especially football and wrestling, hanging out with friends, and going kayaking.

 

Adith Abraham – Undergraduate

Adith is a senior majoring in Psychology at Ohio State. He is on the premed track and aims to attend medical school after graduating. In Dr. Stover’s lab, his work focuses on identifying sociodemographic and clinicopathologic factors that influence late relapse triple negative breast cancer. In his free time, he enjoys making music and playing basketball.

 

Junu Bae, PhD – Ohio State University Medical Student

Bio pending

 

 

Stover Lab Alumni

Zach Weber – Master of Science program for Biomedical Informatics

Zach is now a graduate student at the University of Chicago.

 

Elizabeth Adams – Clinical Research Assistant

Elizabeth now is a medical student at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine.

 

Adrienne Damicis – Master of Science in Biostatistics, College of Public Health

Adrienne is now a Data Analyst for the Ohio Department of Health.

 

Sinclair Stockard – Masters Student, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

Sinclair is now an Analytic Scientist for Nationwide . ​

 

Jasneet Singh – Ohio State University Medical Student

Jasneet is now an Internal Medicine resident at Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital.

Ruby Zhang – Undergraduate, Department of Computer Science

Ruby went on to complete her Masters in Data Analytics at Harvard University then transitioned to industry where she is putting all those coding skills to work!