Dr. Jaime Modiano

VETMD Vet Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Comparative Cancer Genetics

This group's research is altering the way we perceive cancer. By looking at cancer in an evolutionary perspective, these researchers are able to document contributions of risk that are attributable to alterations in the expected lifespan of organisms, so they can create a better perspective about the role intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors play in cancer of humans, domestic animals, and wild animal populations. Furthermore, their genomic data are creating opportunties to modify the approach for cancer control by providing proof of principle for strategies that allow cancers to be identified at the earliest stages of the disease process (before tumors are formed), so that targeted interventions that are safer and more efficacious than conventional treatments for late-stage cancers can be implemented.

This group's research was featured on the MSI website in January 2016: Genetic Differences in Osteosarcoma Subtypes.

Project Investigators

Dr. Juan Abrahante Llorens
Jonah Cullen
Taylor Depauw
Ali Khammanivong
Dr. Jong Hyuk Kim
Emma Kozurek
Marissa Macchietto
Kelly Makielski
Dr. Lauren Mills
Dr. Jaime Modiano
Dr. Aaron Sarver
Ashley Schulte
Milcah Scott
Professor Logan Spector
Dr. Nuri Temiz
Amy Treeful
Sonam Unknown
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