Our goal is to elucidate fundamental mechanisms to explain the etiologies of cancer. In addition to gene mutations, aberrant epigenetic modifications also play major roles in cancer development and progression. The primary focus of this lab is to investigate the myriad of abnormal epigenetic modifications that have been associated with tumor phenotype via tumor suppressor silencing or upregulation of oncogenic proteins. Our approach uses both in vitro and in vivo model systems coupled with a multitude of methodologies including mass spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance imaging of free radicals, chemiluminescence, electrochemical, and molecular biology techniques. The current emphasis of our team focuses on genome-wide analysis of events leading to the development and ultimate treatment of breast cancer.
- Book chapter detailing the effects of NO on tumor biology is now available online!
- Our 2012 paper: “Is S-nitrosocysteine a true surrogate for nitric oxide?” recommended for being of special significance!
- Updated “Employment” section, Job Title: Postdoc Research Associate
- “Oxygen dependence of nitric oxide-mediated signaling” recommended for being of special significance!
- Science Daily, UIC News Center and News Medical feature our research on NO and epigenetics!