Two Post-doctoral positions are available immediately for highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduates to join a dynamic translational research group, headed by Dr. Isabella Tai, Associate Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, University of British Columbia and Senior Scientist at the Genome Sciences Centre, BC Cancer Agency.
Current projects in the laboratory revolve around improving our understanding of the mechanisms involved in:
1. The development of chemotherapy resistance and metastasis in gastrointestinal cancers,
2. The epigenetics in hepatocellular cancers, and as well,
3. Identifying potential markers and level of risk associated with the development of colorectal cancer.
Our goal is to develop either novel therapeutic targets for GI cancer treatment or novel screening tools for diagnosis. We continue to use the latest genomics, proteomics and bioinformatic approaches to identify potential targets or markers for this purpose. The following link provides an overview of all current projects: (http://www.bcgsc.ca/about/faculty/itai ).