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Oncological Sciences

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Established in 1994, the Department of Oncological Sciences performs research and provides training with an emphasis in cancer biology. This department is strongly aligned with Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah, whose mission is to discover the origins of human cancer as well as develop new diagnostics and treatments.

Our department brings together a community of faculty, students, and staff, who work with approximately 50 graduate students and 20 post-doctoral fellows, in research laboratories. We award PhD degrees in cancer biology, with specialized training in transcriptional regulation and epigenetics, animal models of cancer, and cancer cell biology, including apoptosis, metabolism, and signaling.

Bradley R. Cairns, PhD

Chair, Department of Oncological Sciences

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Hosiana Abewe

Hosiana Abewe (Hozy), was born and raised in Kigali, Rwanda. She is a member of Gertz lab, where she studies 3D genome structures of endometrial cancer cells in response to estrogen. Her hobbies include being a part of a gospel singing group, traveling with her husband and son, fashion styling, and cooking. One fun fact about Hozy is that she can easily switch between three languages in a conversation.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday
May 29, 2024

2023-24 Oncological Sciences / HCI Lab - Research in Progress

2023-2024 ONCSCI / HCI Lab - Research in Progress, Wednesdays @ 12 Noon, HCI Research South - 1st Floor ...

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Tuesday
June 4, 2024

ONCSCI - PhD Dissertation Defense - Morgan Ivy

Department of Oncological Sciences, presents, Morgan Ivy PhD Dissertation Defense “Epigenetic and ...

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