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Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer CenterVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


Robert H. Whitehead, Msc., Ph.D.

Research Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition, Cell & Developmental Biology) and Cancer Biology

Contact Information:

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
4148-D Medical Research Building III
Nashville, TN 37232-8355

Research Description

I am utilizing a novel clonogenic assay to identify the factors that control the proliferation of the stem cells of the colonic mucosa.

We are also using microarray technology to identify the expression of novel genes in the stem cells of the colonic crypt.