Bauer Lab

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The primary focus of the Bauer laboratory is to determine the drivers of tumor growth and metastasis in pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer in order to identify novel approaches to therapy.

The Bauer laboratory has developed a human pancreatic cancer tissue bank and human colorectal cancer tissue bank with extensive genetic and molecular characterization of the tumors and mouse PDX models of primary and metastatic disease. Using these low-passage human tumors and mouse xenograft models, we have investigated the tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment to determine the key drivers of tumor growth and metastasis, then tested novel therapies. We believe that collaboration and team science are the keys to success.

Our Team

Todd Bauer, MD, Professor

Sara Adair, MS, Lab Manager

Xiaolong Wei, PhD, Research Scientist

Michaela Cunningham, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow