Student working on a research project.

Identifying Mechanisms Involved In Prostate Cancer Metastasis

Overweight and obese men have a significantly higher incident of aggressive prostate cancer compared to men of healthy weight. Little is known about the cellular processes involved in this relationship or how diet might facilitate the occurrence of aggressive cancer. We are using a combination of cell culture based assays to determine how dietary components might affect the metastatic potential of prostate cancer cells.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: cell and molecular biology, cancer biology, physiology
Student Skill-Set Needed: Prior experience in a laboratory setting is helpful but not necessary. We will train as required
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Wilma A Hofmann
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Physiology And Biophysics
Office: 3435 Main Street, BRB 520