Thomas C. Doetschman, PhD

Professor, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Research Interests: 

Cancer Biology Developmental Biology Immunology Molecular Genetics Genetically engineered mice with mutations in the 3 TGFß ligands and in FGF2 are being used to determine the function of these genes. The research has resulted in mouse models for the following human diseases: Autoimmune disease Colon cancer Congenital heart defects Cardiac hypertrophy These mouse models are providing a better understanding of these diseases and the roles that TGFß and FGF2 play in the development and/or prevention of these diseases.