Pharmacogenomic Determinants in Cardio-Oncology

young woman works in a lab surrounded by bottles.

Students will engage in research exploring the metabolism, disposition and clinical utilization of clinically useful anticancer drugs.

Project description

Research projects in my lab focus on:

  1. the characterization of genetic and epigenetic determinants involved in the metabolism and disposition of clinically useful anticancer drugs,
  2. analysis of the patterns of clinical utilization of pharmacogenetics tests,
  3. patient-oriented research in collaboration with clinical oncologists and cardiologists.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment About a semester (3-5 months)
Start time Anytime
Level of collaboration Collaboration with faculty, students (undergrads and grads), and post-doctoral researchers
Benefits Academic Credit
Who is eligible Independent thinker, Ability to work independently, Basic understanding of experimental design, Basic understanding of biostatistics, Some laboratory experience is desirable
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.

Project mentor

Javier Blanco

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences

470 Pharmacy Building

Phone: (716) 645-4820



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. These badges will:

  1. Guide you in setting your goals and intentions as well as gaining additional context,
  2. Enhance your collaboration with your mentor/partner,
  3. Support your reflection and help you integrate your learning with your academic and professional goals.

All students who wish to participate in a project on the Project Portal must first complete the Project Preparation Digital Badge. First, contact the project mentor to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge.

Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: