of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Medicine
have completed one year of college
Number of openings: 1
learn experimental techniques in basic research related to cancer biology
Dr. Theodorescu manages an active translational molecular
biology lab focused on identifying the molecular mechanisms leading to bladder
cancer metastasis and their potential applications to patients with this
disease. Our laboratory is at the forefront in the development of biomarkers
and therapeutics in bladder cancer.
Our laboratory uses in vitro and in vivo models to study
the dynamics of oncogenes identified as promoters of both tumorigenesis and
metastasis. Historically this has included the small GTPase Ral in mediating
tumor cell motility, a necessary step leading to tumor invasion, and CD24, a
cell surface protein whose expression correlates directly with tumorigenic,
metastasis, and patient survival.