Research Concentration Leadership – Cancer Biology:
- Larisa Nonn (Director of Graduate Students)
- Jonathan Coloff
- Donald Vander Griend
The training concentration in Cancer Biology is a multidisciplinary program for Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences students. The goal is to train students who are well-rounded in cancer biology principles, trained in research excellence and are critical thinkers. The renowned mentors include scientists and physicians to provide both a strong education in the fundamentals of cancer biology as well as basic, translational and clinical research perspectives. Throughout training, students will use state-of-the-art research approaches including proteomics, CRISPR, next generation sequencing, single cell sequencing, mathematical modeling, and stem cells.
The program faculty are located throughout the UI College of Medicine with home departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mathematics Statistics and Computer Science, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Physiology and Biophysics, and Surgery. These faculty members are leaders in their respective fields that include hepatocellular carcinoma, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and colon cancer. Within the field of cancer biology there is a wide range of research efforts that range from the basic mechanisms of carcinogenesis and metastasis to drug discovery and clinical research.