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Experimental Oncology

Faculty Members are involved in basic scientific research and translational (bench-to-bedside) research. Research interests include:
 



 

  1. Molecular analysis of breast cancer, brain tumours, melanoma, pediatric cancers and blood cancers
  2. Mechanisms underlying the repair of DNA damage caused by ionizing radiation and chemotherapeutic drugs
  3. Cell adhesion, cell migration and metastatic spread
  4. Epigenetics of cancer
  5. Tumour suppressor genes
  6. Tumour targeting viruses as cancer therapeutic agents
  7. Computational biology approaches to drug discovery
  8. Cell cycle regulation
  9. Membrane transporters and their role in drug transport and resistance

Possible areas of graduate research include:


Dr. Kristi Baker kbaker2@ualberta.ca

Anti-tumor immunity; genetic instability; colorectal cancer

Dr. Gordon Chan gordon.chan@albertahealthservices.ca

Mitotic cell cycle checkpoint and cancer

 
Dr. YangXin Fu yangxin@ualberta.ca
Signaling pathways and gene regulation in ovarian cancer and therapeutics
 
Dr. Roseline Godbout rgodbout@ualberta.ca
Cancer as a developmental disease; retinoblastoma; brain tumors
 
Dr. Michael Hendzel michael.hendzel@ualberta.ca
Nuclear components; DNA damage response; chromatin-based epigenetic mechanisms
 
Dr. Mary Hitt  mary.hitt@ualberta.ca
Oncolytic viruses; adenovirus replication; gene regulation; RNA interference; gene therapy
 
Dr. John Lewis jdlewis@ualberta.ca
Translational prostate cancer research; nanoparticles, novel therapeutics, in vivo imaging
 
Dr. David Murray dmurray@ualberta.ca
DNA repair in the response to anti-cancer agents; prediction of patient response to therapy
 
Dr. Manijeh Pasdar manijeh.pasdar@ualberta.ca
Molecular mechanisms of adhesion-mediated signaling during cell growth and oncogenesis
  
Dr. Jack Tuszynski  jackt@ualberta.ca
Computational biophysics; rational drug design; pharmacokinetics
 
Dr. Alan Underhill  alan.underhill@ualberta.ca
Transcription factors in melanoma; gene regulation & epigenetics
 
Dr. Michael Weinfeld  mweinfel@ualberta.ca
Detection and repair of DNA damage
 
Dr. Frank Wuest  wuest@ualberta.ca
Probe development for molecular imaging of cancer
 
Dr. Armin Gamper  gamper@ualberta.ca
DNA damage response: radiation biology