Center for Cancer, Genetic Diseases, and Gene Regulation (CCGDGR)
Mission and Goals
The mission of the CCGDGR is to promote education and research training programs to address pertinent topics in Cell and Molecular Biology. The goals of the Center include elucidating the molecular basis of certain diseases and developing treatments for them, understanding the molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression, signal transduction pathways, and cell differentiation in model lab systems.
Identifying oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes involved in the cancer state as well as testing possible treatments for the disease
Determining the molecular mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal gene regulation in development and in human diseases
Elucidating why a mutation results in a disease and testing possible treatments in model systems
Drs. Anderson, Bulloj, Doubravskaya, Dun, Ruggiero, Yoshihara, and Zhu
Outside Institution Interactions include
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,Johns Hopkins University and School of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and Weill Cornell School of Medicine.