Dermatology Research Division
Dept. of Dermatology, L468R
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, Ore. 97239
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The Kulkarni lab is a research team based out of the OHSU Department of Dermatology.
The lab's research is centered on basic and translational studies to enable molecularly-based, personalized approaches to cancer care, in collaboration with the VA, the Center for Early Detection Research (CEDAR), and the Knight Cancer Institute. To this end, the lab is collaborating extensively with technology groups at OHSU and CEDAR to improve abilities to gain information about tumor heterogeneity through single cell isolation and analysis, for all cancers, but primarily in melanoma, prostate and lung cancers.
Meet Raj Kulkarni
Dr. Kulkarni’s research focuses on the intersection of basic biology, technology, and medicine to help better realize the vision of personalized medicine in cancer. His research is focused on basic and translational studies to enable molecularly-based, personalized approaches to cancer care, in collaboration with the VA, the Center for Early Detection Research (CEDAR), and the Knight Cancer Institute (KCI). A parallel line of research focuses on oncodermatology and elucidating the mechanisms by which novel chemotherapeutics and immunotherapies cause skin toxicities/rashes and whether these mechanisms have any correlation with anti-tumor effect and overall outcome. The overall goal is to couple genomic, epigenetic, and clinical information to design novel treatment strategies and ultimately improve patient outcomes.