Christopher J B Nicol, Ph.D

Christopher J B Nicol

Faculty Bio

Research in my laboratory is focused on the cell-specific roles of the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs), of which there are three family members (alpha, delta/beta and gamma), with respect to cancer.ÊCurrently, our goal is to gain a thorough understanding of the processes involved in breast cancer at the genetic, cellular and whole body levels. The laboratory is using state-of-the-art methods to complement in vivo PPAR knockout mouse studies with in vitro and molecular techniques. Ultimately, we aim to develop innovative strategies for identifying those individuals at increased risk for breast cancer, improve the effectiveness of the therapeutic approaches used, and hopefully prevent this disease in susceptible populations.

Last Modified: 2015-02-13