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Kurtenbach Lab

Eye Cancer Epigenetics

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Investigator / Contact Person Stefan Kurtenbach, Ph.D.

Research Focus

Dr. Kurtenbach’s research focuses on the ocular cancers uveal melanoma and retinoblastoma. Uveal melanoma remains notoriously hard to treat, and forms almost uniformly lethal metastasis in most cases. Retinoblastoma is the most frequent childhood cancer. The laboratory is investigating the genetics and epigenetics driving metastatic spread of these disease, and exploring new treatment angles. This research includes animal models, iPSC-derived organoid models, and drug screens.

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