Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD
Functional genomics to identify novel cancer therapeutics
The lab seeks to discover new therapeutic approaches to target the genetic mutations and altered signaling networks that are specific to cancer cells. Using functional genomics applied to mouse and human systems, we work to understand the transcriptional networks that regulate the outcome of specific oncogenic mutations and to understand how cancers become resistant to chemotherapy. This work relies heavily on computational genomic analysis, generating and using high-throughput datasets and next-generation sequencing for gene and network discovery. Our primary disease focus is lung cancer and pediatric sarcomas.