Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My immediate research aim is to determine the molecular basis for secondary resistance in basal cell carcinoma (BCC). Working with the Oro laboratory, we have made significant progress toward identifying factors that play a role in resistant BCCs. Using bioinformatic and functional cell biology approaches, we have identified novel drivers of BCC tumor resistance. My current focus is to determine the tumorigenic potential for putative drivers of resistance by developing reliable in vitro and in vivo functional assays.