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Research Staff

Beppino C. Giovanella, Ph.D.

Laboratory Director

Zhisong Cao, Ph.D.
Associate Laboratory Director, Chief Chemist

Dana Vardeman
Laboratory Supervisor

Doug Coil
Deputy Director/Clinical Operations Officer

Constantine Markides, Ph.D.
Chief Pharmacologist

Xing (Lucy) Liu, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Analytical Chemistry

Anthony (Tony) Kozielski
Section Supervisor, Chemotherapy

Yang Wang, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Synthetic Chemistry

John Mendoza
Tissue Culture Supervisor

Edward (Eddie) Petry, Jr.
Vivarium Section Supervisor

Albert DeJesus
Research Technician

Lauren Klimpke
Research Technician

Linh Luong
Research Technician

Elena Mathopoullos
Research Technician

Kimberly Truong
Research Technician


Two Houston CHRISTUS Hospitals and Stehlin Soon to Join Houston Methodist

CHRISTUS Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research will join CHRISTUS St. Catherine and CHRISTUS St. John in a new partnership with Houston Methodist.

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Whether living or dying, all of Stehlin’s patients present to him the terrible emotional burdens of the disease. He is an extraordinary doctor – he seeks the burdens. He charges himself like a battery with the suffering and hope and trust of everyone around him, and then, respectful of how he gets his power, gives it out again in bursts of caring.”

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