Responses to Targeted Therapy in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Stylized micrograph of peripheral blood smear from a patient with hypereosinophilia while receiving FLT3 inhibitor treatment.

Physician-scientist laboratory seeking students interested in translational research in blood cancers.

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Project description

Our lab studies cell signaling and epigenetic pathways in an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer called acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Our primary focus is on a subtype of AML with mutations in FLT3, which confer a worse prognosis. FLT3 inhibitors are effective, but not curative in FLT3 mutated AML. The overall goal of the lab is to develop better therapies to improve patient outcomes. We use techniques in molecular biology, flow cytometry, cell culture, and mouse models. 

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 To be determined by the student/mentor 
Start time Fall (August/September)
Spring (January/February)
Summer (May/June)
In-person, remote, or hybrid? In-Person Project
Level of collaboration Individual student project 
Benefits Academic credit 
Who is eligible All undergraduate students 

Project mentor

Pamela Sung

Assistant Professor

Roswell Park - Cancer Sciences

Phone: (716) 845-7739


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Cancer, Pharmacology, Therapeutics, Roswell