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Lurie Cancer Center Member

Atique Ahmed

Atique U Ahmed, PhD

Academic Title:
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery; Feinberg School of Medicine

Member of:
Tumor Environment and Metastasis (TEAM)


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Cancer-Focused Research:

The Ahmed Laboratory focuses on understanding the evaluation of therapeutic resistance and disease recurrence in brain cancer. The main focus of this laboratory research is:

1) To investigate the role of cellular and epigenetic plasticity in brain tumor recurrence 2) To advance the understanding of the Cancer Stem Cell Theory 3) Develop effective targeted therapy for brain tumor recurrence

We use a combination of stem and cancer cell biology, advance molecular biology techniques such as DNA chip technology, Next-Gen Sequencing, Chip-seq analysis, transgenic animal models and patient derived orthotopic brain tumor animal models as well as advance in vivo imaging techniques to understand the molecular mechanism of therapeutic resistance and disease recurrence in brain tumor.