Leonardo K. Teixeira, Ph.D.

Leonardo Teixeira
Title
Associate Scientist
Department
Program of Immunology and Tumor Biology
Institution
Brazilian National Cancer Institute (INCA)
Address
R. Andre Cavalcanti, 37 - 5 andar
City, Zip
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 20231-050
Country
Brazil
Phone
(55)(21) 3207-6701
E-mail
[email protected]
Website
http://www.inca.gov.br/
Research Field
Cell biology
Award Year
2007
Country Of Origin
Brazil
Mentor Name
Steven I. Reed, Ph.D.

Research

The main objective of our research group is to investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of cell cycle control, both in normal conditions and during carcinogenesis. Normal cell cycle progression is essential for the precise replication of the genetic material and its equal distribution to daughter cells. Perturbation in these processes may compromise the transmission of genetic information and contribute to the carcinogenesis process. Using a combination of cellular, molecular, and genomic approaches, we study the mechanisms by which certain human oncogenes interfere with cell cycle events that are critical for tumor formation, such as cell cycle checkpoints, DNA replication, and chromosome segregation.

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