Lab Personnel

Hong Pu

I received my M.D. from Medical College in China. I earned my Ph.D. degree in Cell Biology in Japan.  I am currently a Staff Research Scientist in the Department of Urology and in charge of the transgenic mouse model projects, under Dr. Kyprianou’s mentorship. My research focuses on transforming growth factor-beta (TGF- beta) signaling pathway during prostate cancer progression in animal models. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, music and eating delicious food from all over the world. 

Zheng Cao

My name is Zheng Cao. I got my Ph.D from College of Pharmacy at University of Kentucky. My research focused on the mechanism study of anti-prostate cancer drugs. My career goal is to become an independent researcher in prostate cancer research, specifically, to develop treatments for prostate cancer. I like music, sports and traveling.

Diane Begemann
I received my B.S. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Centre College.  I then came to the University of Kentucky to pursue a doctorate degree in Toxicology & Cancer Biology.  I am a graduate student in the Urology Research Lab, and am exploring molecular mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in prostate cancer.  My goals are to continue working in medical research, and in my spare time I enjoy riding horses.