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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Stephano Mello
Research Interest: Understanding how nuclear proteins and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) regulate gene transcription in pancreatic preneoplastic lesions, gaining knowledge of the process of cellular transformation and tumor initiation.

Research Staff

Zamira Soares
Zamira Soares, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Graduate Students

Emily Berry
Research Interest: Understanding the role of lncRNA Neat1 in maintaining cell identity.
Dakarai Esgdaille
Research Interest: Understanding the roles of lncRNA Neat1 in regulating gene expression and early oncogenesis.
Jennifer Twardowski
Research Interest:

Inhibition of Precancerous Transformation via Drug-Induced p53 Activation