Basic Science Research Opportunities
The wealth of patient referrals also provides a unique opportunity to conduct basic research and correlative studies on incidental samples of tissue or blood, which are routinely banked for this purpose.
There are many opportunities to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of experts in basic research, as well as access to cutting-edge technology including genomic and proteonomic facilities, resources in multiple areas of cancer biology including apoptosis, invasion, angiogenesis, developmental sciences, DNA repair, animal models and gene discovery.
BTC laboratories are organized by research focus, not departmental boundaries, and are consolidated in 10,000 sq. ft. located on a single floor in the new Mitchell Basic Sciences Research Building, located in the central complex. Departmental and institutional research support funds and equipment have been pooled to provide a common group-wide resource that promotes close multidisciplinary interaction and support among Brain Tumor Center members.