Melanoma Research, Skin Cancer, Biorepository Sciences,
Cancer Biology, Genomics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Division of
Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
Must have completed one year of college
Number of Openings: 2
To investigate the
Biology of cancer cells in
tumorigenesis, progression, and therapeutic resistance in melanoma.
melanoma tumors for somatic mutations.
Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma
biomarkers for the diagnosis and prediction of disease progression, treatment
RNA desiccation, expression profiling.
sequencing for next generation molecular studies.
The main focus of our current research is:
characterize melanoma tumors for somatic mutations
study biological roles of several inflammatory cytokines (particularly
IL-1, IL-37 and AAT) in the progression of human malignant melanoma
plasma, serum, WBC, DNA and RNA samples
identify melanoma-related and host response-related biomarker profiling
from blood/tumor from melanoma, squamous cell, and basal cell cancer