IMBCR Staff

Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | James R Berenson, MD : Founder & President

James R Berenson, MD Founder & President


Dr. Berenson founded the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (IMBCR) in 2003 and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Jessica Yataco : Chief Operating Officer

Jessica Yataco Chief Operating Officer


Jessica Yataco joined the Berenson Cancer Center in August 2018 with nearly 15 years of experience.

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Research Scientists

Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Haiming Chen MD, PhD : Director of Research Laboratory

Haiming Chen MD, PhD Director of Research Laboratory


Dr. Chen became a hematologist in China and passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) in U.S.

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Cathy S. Wang : Research Associate II

Cathy S. Wang Research Associate II


Ms. Wang isolates patient samples including bone marrow, blood serum, and plasma cells, and supervises ...

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Ning Xu, PhD : Senior Scientist

Ning Xu, PhD Senior Scientist


Dr. Xu is a Senior Scientist at IMBCR. Prior to joining IMBCR, she received her Medical degree from Tongji Medical College...

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Mingjie Li : Research Scientist I

Mingjie Li Research Scientist I


Mingjie is a former laboratory assistant in the Pathology Department at UCLA. Currently he works with DNA, RNA purification, RT-PCR, ...

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Stacy Behare : Director of Animal Research

Stacy Behare Director of Animal Research


Joining IMBCR in 2019, Stacy brings over  18 years of experience directing in vivo research projects across various investigative areas.

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Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research Our Team | Marissa-Skye Goldwater : Research Associate I

Marissa-Skye Goldwater Research Associate I


Marissa-Skye is a recent UCLA graduate on a pre-medical track with a B.S. in psychobiology.

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