This position will support the development of various methods to understand how the leukemia microenvironment leads to resistance to targeted therapy. The goal of the research is to identify how the leukemia microenvironment produces survival signals to help leukemia cells survive and develop resistance. Diverse techniques such as tissue culture, cell biology, animal models and primary samples from leukemia patients will be utilized to accomplish these research aims.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) mammalian tissue culture, manipulation of patient bone marrow, flow cytometry, various molecular biology laboratory techniques, and work with animal models.
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