Associate Professor, Eppley Institute
B.S. Biology, University of South Florida M.A. Microbiology, University of Texas at Austin Ph.D. Biology (Virology), University of Texas at Austin
Postdoc, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC)
DNA methyltransferase inhibitors
Translational cancer research
Our laboratory seeks to understand the role of DNA methylation changes in cancer, with a current emphasis on epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). DNA methylation changes in cancer consist of both DNA hypermethylation (often a driving force for tumor suppressor gene inactivation) and DNA hypomethylation (which is linked to oncogene activation and genomic instability). For more information on our current research interests, see the Karpf Lab web page (Karpf Lab).