Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch
Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Dr. Vasioukhin’s laboratory has a long-standing interest in understanding the mechanisms of normal tissue homeostasis, transformation, tumor progression and metastasis. The laboratory focuses on mouse prostate gland epithelium and skin epidermis as primary in vivo research model systems. It is also extensively using primary human organoid cultures. The laboratory employs a combination of mouse genetic, molecular, and microscopic methods to uncover the mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and progression, as well as to explore new avenues for therapeutic treatments.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Ph.D., Institute of Cytology, Academy of Sciences, USSR, and University of Geneva, Cell Biology, 1992
Postdoc with Dr. Angela Tyner, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1993-1996
Postdoc with Dr. Elaine Fuchs, University of Chicago, 1997-2001
Prostate epithelium and prostate cancer, skin epidermis and skin cancer, genetic models of cancer, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, signal transduction, cell polarity, cell-cell adhesion.