The aim of this award is to support research training and research projects in the area of chromosome activities and their links to cancer. This includes (but is not limited to) research on mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, rearrangement and modification; transcription, splicing and RNA modification; chromatin structure and epigenetics; mitosis, chromosome segregation and instability; oncogenes and tumor suppressors; tumor initiation and progression; cell transformation, differentiation, apoptosis and senescence; cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, adhesion, migration and growth factors; and other areas of chromosome and cancer biology.
Trainees design and execute a research project, participate in training program research, take courses in bioinformatics and neoplasia, and present at the annual training program colloquium. Through this program, trainees develop and strengthen the following core competencies: analytical approach to defining scientific questions; design of scientifically testable hypotheses; broad-based knowledge acquisition; interpretation and analysis of data; laboratory techniques and safety; experimental design; data analysis and interpretation; appropriate use of statistics; and effective search strategies and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
For further information, contact:
Anissa Barker Training Grant Administrator
Toshi Tsukiyama Program Co-Director
Bob Eisenman Program Director
The Chromosome Metabolism and Cancer Training Grant is proud to provide support to Hutch United and the Seattle Genetic Instability and Cancer Symposium (SGICS).