Rosana Risques

Associate Professor

University of Washington


Cancer Biology

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

early cancer detection

Faculty Contact Information

Building: HSB Room: E506 Box: 357470 Phone: 206-616-4976 http://depts.washington.edu/risques/

Research Summary

Research at the Risques Lab focuses on the study of the early steps of tumorigenesis with the goal of developing biomarkers for early cancer detection and prediction. We are interested in alterations that link cancer and aging including somatic mutation, telomere shortening, and mitochondrial dysfunction. Currently our main projects involve the application of ultra-accurate deep sequencing to characterize age-related somatic mutations and their association with cancer risk; to trace clonal evolution based on polyguanine tract mutations; and to detect cancer mutations in liquid biopsies.

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Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
Rotation, Winter

Lab Information

Location: University of Washington
Building: HSB
Room: E506
Box: 357470
Phone: 206-221-8255