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Cancer Biology

Members of the Cancer Biology program aim to discover basic biological processes that promote cancer risk, development, and progression, leading to more effective strategies to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer across populations.

Carol Williams, PhD


Program Leader

Carol Williams, PhD

Joan K. Van Deuren Professor in Breast Cancer Research; Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Program Aims

  • Characterize genetic, epigenetic, and post-transcriptional events driving malignancy
  • Identify structural and functional determinants of cancer drivers
  • Define cancer regulatory mechanisms in the tumor microenvironment

Areas of Expertise

The Cancer Biology program is focused on characterizing genetic, epigenetic, and post-transcriptional events driving malignancy; determining structural and functional interactions of cancer drivers; and defining immuno-regulatory events in the tumor microenvironment.
  • Epigenetics and transcriptional regulation
  • Glycomics and cancer metabolism
  • G protein signaling
  • Structural and chemical biology

Notable Science