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Principal Investigator
Pia B. Bagamasbad, PhDPIAB
Established in 2015, the Molecular Endocrinology Laboratory is devoted to studying the role of hormones in the development of the nervous system and hormone-dependent cancers.

The laboratory uses mouse and human cultured cells as a model system, along with advanced molecular biology assays including reverse transcriptase quantitative PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, chromosome conformation capture, lentiviral transduction and next generation sequencing, to investigate the molecular mechanisms of hormone action at the transcriptional level.

Current projects include:
1) identification and characterization of the role of long non-coding RNAs in hormone-dependent transcriptional regulation, and
2) drug screen for androgen receptor modulators for prostate cancer therapy