The Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics occupies over 20,000 square feet of laboratory space. All equipment essential for investigations in microbiology and immunology is located within this space and is available to students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty. In addition to central dishwashing, sterilization, and media preparation areas, the department contains several walk-in incubators, cold rooms, and freezers. Animal facilities supervised by a veterinarian are also available.
Human Cancer Genetics Program
In this program, scientists translate basic science advances into new, highly efficient and more reliable diagnostics and therapies. They use a broad range of approaches to cancer gene mapping and characterization, including positional cloning, DNA methylation analysis and GeneChip technology. Tumor gene expression studies utilize DNA microarray and SAGE analysis. Researchers are also using interdisciplinary approaches to develop new technologies to resolve the complexities of the most common cancers caused by multiple genes.
The Health Science Library, one of twenty-seven libraries on campus, is only a few steps from the Medical School Complex. The entire university library system is serviced by computer and contains more than 3.5 million books and 26,000 periodicals.