Brent Cochran, PhD

Brent Cochran, PhD

Professor of  Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology

 

Education

SB, Biology, MIT
PhD, Molecular Genetics, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Training, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Location

Campus: Boston
Office: Jaharis 708
Laboratory: Jaharis 701B

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-0442
Lab Phone: 617-636-6744
E-mail   Send an e-mail

Links

Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular Physiology, Genetics, Pharmacology & Drug Development

 

Research Synopsis

The primary research focus of my laboratory is to understand how pathways that regulate cell growth and differentiation are disrupted in cancer. Research in my laboratory is currently focused on the study of cancer stem cells in glioblastomas. The ubiquitous growth factor and cytokine regulated Jak-Stat signal transduction pathway was discovered in my laboratory and continues to be a major focus of our research. Current projects focus on how STAT3 regulates self-renewal and differentiation in cancer stem cells and on genome-wide RNAi screens of these cells.

 

Lab Members

Xue Zhang, Research Associate Send an e-mail 

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research