Cancer Biology

Cancer BiologyOur scientific goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms that define normal and neoplastic cell growth in order to identify and characterize molecules, pathways and processes that are involved in tumor development, growth and progression. We are unified by utilization of molecular, biochemical, genetic, and cell-based approaches to study the underlying biology, molecular biology and biochemistry of tumor cells and their surrounding microenvironments. Collaborative, interdisciplinary, discovery-oriented basic cancer research will identify new targets that can be used for prognostic and therapeutic objectives.  

Select a faculty member from the list below to learn more about their research in this area:

Dr. Mizuki Azuma
Associate Professor
(785) 864-6163
7031 Haworth

The function of Ewing sarcoma proteins in mitosis.

Dr. Yoshi Azuma
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7540
3037 Haworth Hall

The role of posttranslational modification by SUMO on cell division cycle.

Professor, Chancellors Club Teaching Professor
(785) 864-4007
7035 Haworth

T cell activation, cell signaling, adhesion molecules.

Dr. Erik Lundquist
Professor, Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1995
(785) 864-5853
5049 Haworth Hall

Developmental neurobiology, genetics, and genomics.

Dr. Kristi Neufeld
Professor, Research Coordinator
(785) 864-5079
7049 Haworth

Role of APC tumor suppressor protein in normal colon and in cancer.

Dr. Joanna Slusky
Assistant Professor
(785) 864-6506
200F Multidisciplinary Research Building

Exploring membrane protein folding through protein design, bioinformatics, and molecular biology.

Dr. Fusao Takasugawa
Professor
(785) 864-4727
3004 Haworth

Structure and function of key biomacromolecules.

Dr. Lisa Timmons
Associate Professor
(785) 864-7363
5041 Haworth

ABC transporters and RNAi: anti-foreign genome responses and stem cell regulation.

Dr. Liang Xu
Professor
(785)864-5849
4002 Haworth Hall

Molecular therapy targeting cancer and cancer stem cells, via novel nanovectors and rational drug design.


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