Cell Biology

世界杯365bet下载Efficiently intervening in cancer requires understanding how normal cells function and how cancer cells are different. For example, how cells replicate, divide and transmit genetic material from a parent cell to daughter cells is not only essential for human life but also might present opportunities for the killing of cancer cells. Indeed, most chemotherapeutics interfere with DNA replication and mitosis, two processes necessary for cellular proliferation.

Our institute dissects the fundamental biological processes, such as apoptosis, autophagy, contact inhibition, cytokinesis, depolyploidization, dormancy, mitosis, necrosis, and senescence. The knowledge gained from this study is then used to design new strategies to fight cancer either as frontline monotherapies or in combination with therapies that are already in clinical uses.