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Abrar C

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Cancer biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics/Genetics, Medicine/Health, Scientific writing

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.

Identifying Cancer Drivers

In this project, you will use existing datasets and scientific papers to identify genes that may drive or cause cancer. By delving into primary scientific literature, you will suggest potential ways these genes may cause cancer and propose ways to test that hypothesis.

Genomic Analysis of Cancer

In this project, you will use transcriptomic and genomic datasets to analyze and classify cancers into biologically meaningful subgroups. Strong bioinformatic and coding background required, ideally with experience in R/Bioconductor.

Cancer Literature Review

In this project, you will perform a literature review to understand risk factors and differences in outcomes for a cancer of interest. There are many directions you could take this, depending on your interests, ranging from genetic factors to environmental exposures to inequities in healthcare access.

Coding skills

R, Python, Unix

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