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Shekinah A

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Biology/Cancer Biology

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Potential Biomarkers for Head and Neck Cancers

The aim of this project is to review the literature pertaining to potential biomarkers for head and neck cancers (HNCs). The review will focus on identifying and evaluating the diagnostic and prognostic value of various biomarkers, including genetic, epigenetic, and protein-based markers. The findings of this project may have important implications for the development of personalized and targeted therapies for HNCs, as well as for improving patient outcomes and quality of life. This could be a blog, essay, podcast, short film or documentary, poem!

Review: Biological Processes Underlying Metastasis

The proposed project aims to review the underlying biological processes of metastasis, the spread of cancer cells from the primary tumor to distant organs or tissues. Through an in-depth analysis of current literature, the project will explore the molecular mechanisms involved in metastasis, including the role of key signaling pathways, the extracellular matrix, and the immune system. The findings of this project will contribute to a better understanding of metastasis and may inform the development of novel therapeutic strategies to prevent or treat metastatic cancer. This could be a blog, essay, podcast, short film or documentary, poem!

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