Dr. Anil K. Sood
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Departments of Gynecologic Oncology and Cancer Biology
- Regulation of vascular development in cancer
- Receptor tyrosine kinase regulation
- RNA interference
My research focuses on mechanisms of cancer invasion and metastasis in ovarian cancer. Specifically, my research is focused in three main areas: 1) effect of neuroendocrine stress hormones on ovarian cancer growth and progression; 2) development of novel anti-vascular therapeutic approaches, and 3) development of new strategies for in vivo siRNA delivery. Our lab utilizes a wide range of in vitro and in vivo assays to study the topics described above.
Depending on the student's interests, a tutorial in my laboratory would provide experience with a variety of cell biology assays including three-dimensional tissue culture, RT-PCR, invasion and migration assays, transfection studies, experimental animal models for gynecologic malignancies, use of nanoparticles for RNA interference. Our group is highly active and provides a stimulating environment for students.