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Sharifi Lab

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Investigator / Contact Person Nima Sharifi, M.D.

Research Focus

Broadly, our group studies fundamental metabolic processes that govern prostate cancer progression. Our discoveries have revealed that cancer engages what are usually normal physiologic processes or their variants and redirects them for the purposes of tumor progression and treatment resistance. Overall, we have found that the biotransformation of steroids in peripheral tissues (e.g., prostate cancer) from inactive to active steroids (e.g., DHT), and vice versa, regulate not only broad transcriptional programs, but also and more importantly multiple clear clinical phenotypes in humans.

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