Douglas David Thomas

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    College: Pharmacy Department: Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
    Title: Associate Professor
    Phone: 3129966156
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Our goal is to elucidate fundamental mechanisms to explain the etiologies of cancer. In addition to gene mutations, aberrant epigenetic modifications also play major roles in cancer development and progression. The primary focus of this lab is to investigate the myriad of abnormal epigenetic modifications that have been associated with tumor phenotype via tumor suppressor silencing or upregulation of oncogenic proteins. Our approach uses both in vitro and in vivo model systems coupled with a multitude of methodologies including mass spectroscopy, confocal microscopy, electron paramagnetic resonance imaging of free radicals, chemiluminescence, electrochemical, and molecular biology techniques. The current emphasis of our team focuses on genome-wide analysis of events leading to the development and ultimate treatment of breast cancer.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA of 3.0
    Strong science background
    Interest in research

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Strong work ethic
    Ability to follow directions

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