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Cancer researcher, veteran psychiatrist join UMMC faculty

Published on Thursday, May 5, 2016

Published on May 05, 2016

The Medical Center is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.

Tsui-Ting Ho, Ph.D.


Dr. Tsui-Ting Ho, a cancer researcher with in-depth experience in advanced molecular biology techniques, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an instructor in radiation oncology.

After receiving the B.S. in pharmacy and the M.S. in pharmaceutical sciences from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Ho earned her Ph.D. in biopharmaceutical sciences in 2012 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2013, she joined the UMMC Cancer Institute as a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Yin-Yuan Mo's laboratory.

In addition to being an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research, Ho is the first-author or coauthor of 10 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications and 38 scientific poster presentations.

As the co-holder of one patent, “MicroRNAs in Multidrug Resistance of Human Cancers,” Ho's research interests include “Targeting Non-coding RNAs with the CRISPR/Cas9 System,” “Regulation of PCGEM1 in Castration-resistant Prostate Cancer” and “Systematic Identification of Long Non-coding RNAs Required for Expression of Androgen Receptor Splice Variants.”


Mark Edmund Ladner, M.D.


Dr. Mark Edmund Ladner, a staff psychiatrist at the Jackson VA Medical Center for more than a decade, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an associate professor of psychiatry.

After receiving his B.A. in history cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 1987, Ladner earned his M.D. at UMMC in 1992. He had a psychiatric residency at UMMC from 1992-96, serving as chief resident of psychiatry from 1995-96 and receiving the Jacquith Award for Outstanding Senior Resident.

In 1996, Ladner became director of outpatient psychiatry at the Madison County Medical Center and served as secretary of the medical staff, psychiatric services chief and director of the Partial Hospital Program there through 1999. He then entered private practice in psychiatry, providing outpatient treatment at his private office in Jackson.

Ladner joined the Jackson VA Medical Center in 2004. While there, he has served as team leader for the Jackson VA Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, acting chief of psychiatry from 2015-16, president of the medical staff from 2010-12, public affairs representative for mental health in 2009, medical director of the Psycamore Partial Hospital Adult Evening Program in Jackson and part-time staff at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg and Merit Health River Region in Vicksburg.

A fellow in the American Psychiatric Association since 2010 and past president of the Mississippi Psychiatric Association, Ladner is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association, the Southern Psychiatric Association and the Mississippi State Medical Association. The author or coauthor of 14 articles in peer-reviewed professional publications, he has given numerous invited presentations throughout the Southeast.