Researchers at Science Park focus on elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanism of carcinogenesis.
Investigators in Dr. Dean Tang's laboratory study how cancer stem cells effect tumor progression, metastasis and progression.
Dr. Ellen Richie studies the molecular mechanisms of thymic development. Shown here are mouse whisker cells visualized by an early epithelial cell marker.
Researchers in Dr. Mark Bedford's laboratory investigate how protein-protein interactions modulate transcriptional control and DNA damage repair.
Transgenic mice are a critical component of the research program at Science Park.
Dr. Richard Wood directs research investigating how DNA repair enzymes prevent cancer following exposure to carcinogens.
The Virginia Harris Cockrell Cancer Research Center at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Science Park, Department of Molecular Carcinogenesis is a basic science research campus. Science Park is located in the Lost Pines region near Smithville, Texas. Our mission is to investigate the molecular biology of cancer and to develop means for cancer prevention and detection.