Melanoma Research, Dermatology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Dermatology
To investigate the 1) biology of cancer stem cells in tumorigenesis, progression and therapeutic resistance of melanoma, 2) biological roles of inflammasome and autoinflammation in the tumor microenvironment, 3) melanoma biomarkers for the diagnosis, prediction of disease activity and treatment response.
The main focus of our current research is:
The experiments utilize in vitro methodologies (cellular and molecular biology, immunology and histopathology) and in vivo animal models (xenotransplantation, direct in vivo xenograft and genetically-engineered mouse models).
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