EMBO Young Investigator
University of Cambridge, Cambridge | United Kingdom
Our lab investigates the origins, evolution and host interactions of clonally transmissible cancers. These are cancers which can transmit between hosts via the physical transfer of living cancer cells as allogeneic grafts. In mammals, transmissible cancers are only known to naturally occur in dogs and Tasmanian devils. We primarily use genetics to assess how these lineages arise, persist and spread through populations.
Keywords: Transmissible cancer / Tasmanian devils / dogs / cancer genomics / evolutionary biology