Burness Laboratory

Breast Cancer Research Laboratory of Dr. Monika Burness, MD @ the University of Michigan

Thank you for visiting our laboratory page. We are dedicated to developing novel therapies targeting cancer stem cells. Please have a look around our website to learn more about who we are and our research interests!

RAD51 (green) and gammaH2AX (red) foci in triple-negative breast cancer cells. RAD51 is involved in repair of DNA double-strand breaks. Cancer stem cells have enhanced mechanisms for repairing DNA double-strand breaks, rendering them resistant to treatment.

The Burness lab works closely with Max Wicha and his lab at the North Campus Research Complex.

Max is the director of the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery here at the University of Michigan.

Wicha Lab Page: http://www.med.umich.edu/wicha-lab/people.html