A basic science department examining cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic regulation of cell, developmental and cancer biology. READ ABOUT US.
WelcomeThe overarching mission of the OHSU Department of Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology is to advance the understanding of problems relevant to human health and disease. To accomplish this mission, research groups in the department have historically focused on questions regarding cell structure, organelles, life cycle, differentiation, and regulated communication between cells and extracellular signals and cues. An ultimate application of knowledge gained from these studies has been to understand important cell physiologic processes that effect human biology. These issues directly link to problems of interest to developmental biologists, including molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating tissue morphogenesis, tissue polarity and patterning. Read more
News and Recognitions
Recent CDCB publications:
Wong Lab published Cell fusion potentiates tumor heterogeneity and reveals circulating hybrid cells that correlate with stage and survival.
Coussens Lab published Complement C5a Fosters Squamous Carcinogenesis and Limits T Cell Response to Chemotherapy.
OHSU News: Tumor cells fuse with immune cells and become more aggressive. Download the featured published article here.
Congratulations to Lisa Coussens, Ph.D., recipient of the 2018 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science.
Congratulations to Sudarshan Anand on his NHLB award for A microRNA-target Network in Endothelial DNA Damage and Angiogenesis and a second NHLB award for MicroRNA regulation of endothelial DNA repair to enhance anti-tumor immunity.
Congratulations to Mara Sherman for her NCI award for Identifying and Targeting Metabolic Dependencies in the Pancreatic Tumor.
Congratulations to Amy Moran and Julie Graff, awarded $1 million by the Prostate Cancer Foundation to study the effect of intestinal microbiota on responsiveness to prostate cancer immunotherapy treatments. Read more on the O2 blog, Knight News.
Congratulations to Pepper Schedin, Ph.D., for her winning poster, Paying it Forward: A Unique Approach to Junior Faculty Professional Development in the Basic Sciences, at the 2018 Education Symposium.
SOM News: The man who created a mouse.
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