About us

Our research program has a dual focus, first on understanding regulatory mechanisms for proliferation of stem cells, and second on investigating novel mechanisms for how tumor cells gain diversity. Our stem cell group focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying regulation of active cycling and quiescent stem cells in the context of intestinal development, tissue regeneration and disease. Our cancer group focuses on understanding the exciting discovery that macrophages fusing with tumor cells results in generating cell fusion hybrids that retain properties of both parent cells.

Funded by

NIH/NIDDK
NIH/NCI
CCFA
Circle of Giving
Newton Foundation
Atwater Foundation
Brenden Colson Foundation
Medical Research Foundation
Knight Cancer Institute