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Human Biology Division

Exploring Biological Systems to Find New Ways to Fight Cancer and Other Diseases

Grounded in high-quality science, researchers in the Human Biology Division perform fundamental, applied and translational research in model organisms and in vitro systems. With backgrounds in molecular and cell biology, genomics, genetics, virology, infectious disease, computational biology, pathology and clinical research, these investigators form an interdisciplinary team that in other institutions would likely be spread out over multiple departments. Together, they propel research toward new and improved approaches to the treatment and prevention of cancers and infectious diseases.

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Diverse Knowledge

Our faculty apply individual advances in human biology to their research into cancer and infectious diseases.

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Accelerating Advances

Our labs explore cancer and infectious diseases at a molecular and genetic level to discover new forms of treatment.

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“What drives me is making an impact in patients’ lives. Research is a continuous and intense process, not a short-term outcome.”

— Dr. Taran Gujral, cancer biologist

A Multidisciplinary Approach

Learn about our scientific leadership, job openings, upcoming events and seminars hosted by the Human Biology Research Team.

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How cancer doesn't happen - Part 2 Our bodies can keep tumors at bay, even if our cells harbor cancer-driving mutations August 15, 2022
Rethinking why cancer doesn't happen - Part 1 Hutch scientists look beyond DNA to understand how our bodies stops tumors before they start and find new ways prevent cancer August 15, 2022
Making immunotherapy more effective against small cell lung cancer Human trial opens after experimental drug improves tumor growth suppression in mice August 3, 2022
Science Says: The promise of precision medicine How understanding unique traits of individuals and their cancers can lead to precise treatments May 27, 2022
Last Modified, September 21, 2021