Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology: Research Topics

Cancer Biology

Cancer is a group of diseases affecting various organs of the human body

Despite extensive efforts in the war against cancer, there have been few successful treatments to cure advanced stage cancer. Taking advantage of the state-of-art model systems including transgenic mouse models and human pluripotent stem cells, members of the Molecular Biology Section are investigating the roles of tumor suppressors and oncogenic proteins as well as different cellular and molecular immune regulators in human tumorigenesis. These studies will help to identify new diagnostic and therapeutic targets to treat human cancers more effectively.