Rami I. Aqeilan

The Hebrew University, Israel

Rami I. Aqeilan received his Ph.D. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He completed his postdoctoral training in the Laboratory of Dr. Carlo M. Croce at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and at Ohio State University in Columbus. He joined the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as a Senior Lecturer in 2008. He has had a long-term interest in the genetic and molecular basis of cancer development. As a cancer biologist, he believes that the best approach against disease is to obtain a better understanding of its molecular basis. Therefore, the ultimate goal of his research is to discover the genes and to elucidate the pathways that represent targets for the development of rational, specific, and effective therapeutic approaches to cancer. His research has taken advantage of mouse models, tissue culture, and human clinical samples. Most recently, He has been studying the early events contributing to pediatric osteosarcoma and breast cancer initiation and progression and the contribution of the WWOX gene and its partners toward these malignant diseases and other cancers. Another topic that is of his research interest is the role of microRNAs in cancer development and how defects in their expression contribute to cancer development.

Biography Updated on 29 January 2012

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