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The Ellisen Lab

Our research is focused on identifying genetic abnormalities in cancer cells, understanding how these changes influence the early development and progression of cancer, and discovering how this biology can inform selection of the best therapy for each patient.

Our mission:

We seek to discover actionable vulnerabilities of pre-cancerous and cancerous cells, and thereby uncover new approaches for prevention and treatment.

Our strategy:

We explore basic cancer mechanisms, carry out high-throughput analysis of human tissues, and partner with computational biologists and clinical researchers in multi-disciplinary team-science.

our laboratory

Our laboratory is located within the Simches Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest of the Harvard Medical School Hospitals

We specialize in work at the interface between basic tumor biology and therapeutic application. We carry out detailed mechanistic studies, informed in part by state-of-the-art analysis of human normal and cancerous tissues. Our work is further enhanced through a network of collaborators at Harvard Medical School and MIT. We also benefit from the extraordinary research and clinical infrastructure of the MGH Cancer Center, providing us the opportunity to move key discoveries into clinical trials for the benefit of patients.

our team

The lab’s work is strongly supported by a network of collaborators and by the extensive research and clinical infrastructure of the MGH Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School.