MOMEN-HERAVI LAB

CANCER BIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY LAB

The Momen-Heravi Lab, headed by Fatemeh Momen-Heravi, is part of the College of Dental Medicine and the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

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. 


Extracellular Vesicles


Genome Engineering


Tumor Biomarker


Periodontal Disease

RESEARCH GOAL

Understanding the interplay between the immune system, tumor microenvironment, and tumors to identify actionable molecular targets for head and neck cancer and other solid tumor treatments.

Examining the role of extracellular vesicles/exosomes and in tumor microenvironment and mediating cellular cross talk, and hacking this cross talk by genetic engineering.

Examining the role of monocyte/macrophages in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease and its convergence with diabetes and carcinogenesis.