We strive to perform innovative science to understand the biological mechanisms underlying carcinogenesis mediated by tumor immune cell interactions and exploit tumor vulnerabilities to cure cancer.
Understanding the interplay between the tumor, exosomes/extracellular vesicles, and tumor microenvironment to identify actionable molecular targets for head and neck cancer.
Develop novel gene editing methods to edit tumor mutations and tumor-associated macrophages for treatment of head and neck cancer and lung cancer.
Examining the role of innate immunity in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its convergence with diabetes and carcinogenesis.
Our group is always seeking highly motivated and innovative individuals to join our team.
Postdoctoral candidates (Ph.D.) should have a record of scientific innovation, productivity and rigor, a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary multi-cultural team, excellent time management, excellent written and oral communication skills.
Our lab is part of the Program in Cellular, Molecular, and Biomedical Studied at Columbia university Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Columbia University Medical Center. You can read more about the program here. If you are interested in joining our group as a PhD student please apply to the program and email Dr. Momen-Heravi directly.
Dental students, Graduate students, Residents, Undergraduate students
Should be goal-oriented, dedicated, and driven by the need to learn and prepared to make a long-term commitment.