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Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Biological Science Faculty Member

Dr. Erdem Bangi

Dr. Erdem  Bangi

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Brown University, 2005
Graduate Faculty Status

Research and Professional Interests:

My laboratory takes a novel and innovative approach to studying colorectal cancer by leveraging sophisticated genetic tools and practical advantages of Drosophila. We build, study and drug-screen Drosophila cancer models that reflect the complexity and diversity of sequenced human tumors. 

Current reasearch interests include:
  -- studying early steps of intestinal tumorigenesis by genetically manipulating fly orthologs of genes frequently mutated in human colon tumors (both in the larval and the adult intestine)

  -- developing new genetic tools and strategies to incorporate more genetic complexity into our tumor models

 --  using our models to explore drug mechanisms of action and resistance, identify drug targets, new drugs,  and drug combinations that may be effective against genetically complex tumors.