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Tumor Environment & Metastasis Members

The Tumor Environment & Metastasis (TEAM) Program uses an integrative approach to elucidate key molecular interactions between tumor cells and components of the host stromal microenvironment including matrix, vascular structures and cells of the immune system.

Ahmed, Atique

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Develop novel approaches for anti-glioma therapeutics with an interest in identifying novel therapeutic targets by understanding the tumor specific niche factor for the glioma stem cell. The recent de... [more]

Arispe, Luisa

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My research focuses on the signaling pathways that regulate vascular morphogenesis during development and in pathological settings. This effort that has resulted to approximately 190 peer-review publi... [more]

Balyasnikova, Irina

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My research focuses on the development of novel targeted approaches for the treatment of malignant brain tumors. In particular, I am interested in developing and utilizing antibodies and genetically e... [more]

Bass, Joseph

Bass, Joseph

Professor

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The major focus of our research is on the molecular integration of circadian and metabolic systems. A breakthrough stemmed from our studies of the first circadian mutant mice s... [more]

Brat, Daniel

Brat, Daniel

Professor

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Project 1. We investigate mechanisms of progression to glioblastoma (GBM), the highest grade astrocytoma, including genetics, hypoxia, and angiogenesis. Progression is characterized by tumor... [more]

Chandel, Navdeep

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My research focuses on mitochondria beyond ATP generation function as signaling organelles to control biological responses. My laboratory has provided evidence Thus, mitochondria serve as signaling or... [more]

Chang, Catalina Lee

Chang, Catalina Lee

Assistant Professor

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My research is focused in elucidating fundamental aspects of primary brain tumors immunology. As neuroimmunologist by training, I am passionated to understand the inter-relationship within the immune ... [more]

Chen, Peiwen

Chen, Peiwen

Assistant Professor

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My research is to study the molecular and biological processes governing the development and metastasis of CNS tumors, including glioblastoma and metastatic brain tumors. Current interests are focused... [more]

Cheng, Shi-Yuan

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The primary goal of our research is to improve our understanding of molecular mechanisms of cancer tumorigenesis, invasion, metastases and angiogenesis, and to translate our novel discoveries to clini... [more]

Cooper, Lee

Cooper, Lee

Associate Professor

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My lab focuses on the applications of machine learning in cancer and fundamental research in machine learning. We develop algorithms to predict clinical outcomes from genomic, imaging, and histopathol... [more]