Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells Program

Program Directors

  • Laura Attardi

    Laura Attardi

    Catharine and Howard Avery Professor of the School of Medicine and Professor of Genetics

  • Roeland Nusse

    Roeland Nusse

    Virginia and Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Research

About Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells

The Cancer Biology and Cancer Stem Cells Program is focused on investigating the mechanisms and signaling pathways involved in the development and progression of cancer, including pathways critical for self-renewal of stem cells, in normal tissues and in cancer. The goals are to advance basic understanding of cancer pathogenesis and to facilitate the translation of basic science discoveries into the clinical arena in order to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer.

Program Aims: 

  • Pathways critical for self-renewal of stem cells, in normal tissues and in cancer
  • Epithelial Neoplasia: Lung, Pancreas, Skin
  • Basic Cell Biology: Cell Cycle, Chromatin Regulation, Ciliary Signaling