Breast Cancer Research

There is a strong research program in breast cancer in the Division of Experimental Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Wilma L. Lingle, Ph.D., seeks to understand the basis and consequence of centrosome amplification in development of breast cancer. The work of Vijayalakshmi (Viji) Shridhar, Ph.D., is aimed at delineating the functional basis of genes altered in breast cancer. Fergus J. Couch, Ph.D., focuses on the structure-function study of BRCA1 and BRCA2 and the role of BRCA2 in cell division in breast cancer development.