Student Research
Research Areas
Cancer Biotechnology

Research focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of cancer, and developing diagnostics and drugs for its cure. The most cross-disciplinary of contemporary research areas, cancer biotechnology research includes scientists from medicine, biology, physics and engineering disciplines.


Faculty members in cancer biotechnology include:

Student Publications

Fu-Nien Tsai '09

  • “The significant role of mast cells in cancer.” Cancer and Metastasis Reviews. March 2011.
  • “PI3K/AKT Signaling Is Essential for Communication between Tissue-Infiltrating Mast Cells, Macrophages, and Epithelial Cells in Colitis-Induced Cancer.” Clinical Cancer Research. May 1, 2013.
  • “Methods for the study of mast cells in cancer.” Methods Molecular Biology. 2015.

Chintan Chheda '10

  • “Characterization of mouse models of early pancreatic lesions induced by alcohol and chronic pancreatitis.” Pancreas. November 1, 2014.

Kenichi Iwadate '10

  • “Differential targeting of androgen and glucocorticoid receptors induces ER stress and apoptosis in prostate cancer cells: A novel therapeutic modality.” Cell Cycle. January 15, 2012.

Sayali Kale Kandari '10

  • “Loss of the F-BAR protein CIP4 reduces platelet production by impairing membrane-cytoskeleton remodeling.” Blood. June 3, 2013.

Stefanie Kall '10

  • “Genes That Mediate Metastasis Organotropism.” Metastatic Cancer: Clinical and Biological Perspectives. 2013.

Yuanming Xu '11

  • “Use of an organotypic mammalian in vitro follicle growth (IVFG) assay to facilitate female reproductive toxicity screening.” Reproduction, Fertility and Development. February 18, 2015.
  • “Engineering the ovarian cycle using in vitro follicle culture.” Human reproduction. March 16, 2015.
  • “The inorganic anatomy of the mammalian preimplantation embryo and the requirement of zinc during the first mitotic divisions.” Development Dynamics. July 16, 2015.