Cancer Genes & Molecular Regulation Program (CGMRP)

CGMRP Mission: To develop strategies for the identification and validation of cellular targets for cancer therapy, and for the discovery of small molecules and delivery methods that affect target function.

The CGMRP is organized to promote collaboration and catalyze the translation of scientific discoveries from all FPBCC basic research program members, while providing FPBCC members with translational research programs access to potential new targets for therapeutic development and evaluation. The research interests of CGMRP faculty are organized around the following three themes:




Signal Transduction


Molecular Target Validation


Drug Delivery/Preclinical Evaluation

Characterization and dissection of pathways affecting cancer; identification of new targets for cancer therapy.

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Analysis of putative targets for cancer therapy; development of preclinical models.

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Analysis and testing of novel methods for drug delivery and models for cancer therapy.

Program Co-Leaders:

Robert Lewis, Ph.D.

Robert Lewis, PhD 
Professor, Eppley Institute



Amar Natarajan, PhD
Professor, Eppley Institute