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University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Enrique Torchia, PhD



Oncogenes, Cancer progression, Genomic Instability in Cancer


University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus


Two completed years of college with emphasis on biochemistry or cell biology

Number of Openings: 1


Ongoing projects focus on understanding how mitotic regulation that helps to determin epithelial stem cell function in development and tissue homeostatis is altered in proliferative diseases such as cancer and contributes to disease progression. 


Student will (1) aid in the characterization of the earliest stages of tumor development in models of high-risk skin carcinomas and (2) help define the role of Aurora Kinase-A in promoting metastasis. He/She will gain experience in cell cytometry, tissue culture, immunostaining, western blotting, analysis of RNA sequencing data and confocal microscopy. Additionally, the intern will learn how to organize data, interpret and discuss results according to the literature. 



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