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Welcome to LITE lab! We are taking a multidisciplinary approach to understanding processes of tumor initiation, growth, and spread. We are confident that by embracing the perspectives and technologies of fields ranging from the physical sciences and engineering, to microbiology and biomedicine, we will contribute new ideas and treatments that are desperately needed as traditional therapies continue to fail patients with the most aggressive cancers.

Recent News:
1/4/17 - Might “Tumor Ecology” be the new paradigm to understand cancer? Read more!
12/20/16 - Drs. Verbridge and Davalos have just been notified that their 5-year R01 proposal for combinatorial H-FIRE brain cancer therapy will be funded by the NCI!
11/1/16 - Drs. Verbridge and Slade have received an REU project development grant from ICTAS for their work on micro-engineered platforms to study host-pathogen interactions!

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Image credits: Upper three, Scott Verbridge; lower-left, Arend van der Zande; lower-right, Michael Diersing. Thanks to Dan Slade for our cool new LITE logo!