Research Projects

Dr. Li's Cancer Genomics Laboratory is performing several research studies that ultimately could lead to the development of new cancer therapeutics.

One research study in Dr. Li's lab is a comparative genomics study of transcription factors Foxa and estrogen receptor alpha between liver cancer and breast cancer.

The goal of this comparative genomics study is to provide in vivo evidence for cancer genomics to guide cancer therapeutic studies. The comparative genomics study will also address the mechanisms of tissue-specific genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene transcription (liver versus mammary gland).

Dr. Li's study is being conducted in mouse models and human tissues using genomic and proteomic approaches, including next-generation sequencing (ChIP-sequencing) and mass spectrometry.

Other research studies

The Cancer Genomics Laboratory is also engaged in other research studies, including:

  • Individualized medicine, including genomic studies of personalized diagnosis and therapeutics for human cancers
  • Regenerative medicine, including genomic and epigenomic studies on the regulation of stem cell differentiation