BCCC-CURE researchers in the area of Cancer Biology & Biochemistry work on different topics with the ultimate goals of understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms, which may induce cancer and its progression, and identifying potential biological targets for cancer therapy.
Our research includes studies at cellular and molecular level (genes, proteins, DNA structures, RNA) to elucidate their roles in human cancers. Our researchers use some compounds developed at Brooklyn College as potential probes and biomarkers to identify biological targets, and develop improved cancer treatments.
Related studies on effects of bacteria and fungus on cancer cells, is paving the way to better understand effects on the immune responses to cancer. In addition to experimental research (biological and biochemical assays) BCCC-CURE researchers are deploying sophisticated molecular theories, efficient algorithms, and powerful computers to characterize fundamental chemical and biological mechanisms.