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Drug Discovery & Development

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Avci Lab focuses on mechanisms of immune activation by carbohydrate antigens; design and development of knowledge-based vaccines and therapeutics against pathogens and cancers.

Our research focuses on glioblastoma, one of the most lethal tumor types in both adults and children. Our lab utilizes cutting-edge technologies in both the oncology and stem cell fields to dissect the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the development and progression of glioblastoma.…

We are studying how nutrients regulate signaling and transcription by O-GlcNAcylation (OGN). OGN is the addition and removal of N-acetylglucosamine from Ser(The) residues of nuclear, cytoplasmic and mitochondrial proteins. The cycling sugar is analogous to phosphorylation and has extensive…

Glycosylation plays a variety of roles in basic biological processes, and alterations in these carbohydrate structures contribute to many human diseases. The mammalian glycome contains extensive structural and functional heterogeneity that can vary temporally and spatially during development and…

We study stem cells in skeletal muscle and adipose (fat) tissues and develop therapeutics for muscular dystrophy, muscle atrophy, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. We use transgenic mice and cultured human cells to model human diseases and identify therapeutic agents/approaches.

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