Gynecologic Oncology Laboratory

Director To Be Named

Alex Ng, Ph.D.
Associate Director

Ross Berkowitz, M.D.
Division Director

Division Members 
Michael Muto, M.D. 
Colleen Feltmate, M.D. 

Laboratory Manager
Kathleen Hasselblatt

Research Associates 
Lina Altibar, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D.
Melissa Merritt, Ph.D.
Zoltan Nagymanyoki, M.D.

Mission
The mission of the Gynecologic Oncology Laboratory is to advance the understanding of gynecologic neoplasia.

Accomplishments
Collaboration has been established 

  • with Alnis, Inc. to test the feasibility of using functionalized nanoparticles in ovarian cancer treatment
  • with ChondroGene Inc, Canada, to identify early diagnostic markers for ovarian cancer using total blood cell transcriptional profiling
  • with NCI and GOG to identify diagnostic and prognostic markers for ovarian cancer
  • between Dr. Mok and Dr. Hauschka at Children’s Hospital Boston to identify and characterize ovarian cancer stem cells
  • between Dr. Ng and Dr. Benjamin Cravatt of the Scripps Research Institute, on the profiling of aberrant changes in the activity levels of various enzymes and signaling molecules in ovarian cancer

Research Grants

  • Dr. Ng received a grant from NIH-NCI National Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Ng received a grant from the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research
  • Dr. Ng received a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
  • Dr. Ng received a grant for a Pilot Project from the Ovarian Cancer SPORE
  • Dr. Ng received a grant from the Friends of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Feltmate received a grant from the Department of Defense
  • Dr. Feltmate received a grant from the Friends of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Feltmate received a donation from the Paul Newman Foundation
  • Dr. Merritt received a grant from the Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
  • Dr. Merritt received a grant from the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Goal
To continue innovative research in gynecologic neoplasia.

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