Upon hearing earlier this year that she was elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences, cancer scientist Mary Carrington wished she could share the news with her beloved late father-in-law, a former law school dean at Duke.
She had only discovered Paul Carrington’s academy membership after he died last year, when she and…
Five new projects led by Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) scientists have earned Laboratory Directed Exploratory Research (LDER) funding for the upcoming fiscal year.
The LDER program, which was modeled after the U.S. Department of Energy’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program, provides FNL scientists…
Scientists have identified a genetic variant that can predict whether immunotherapy drugs called immune checkpoint inhibitors, used to treat cancer, might fail in certain patients.
The team’s findings, which appear in Lancet Oncology, point to HLA-A*03, an allele (a form of a gene) found on chromosome 6 of human DNA. The presence of HLA-A*03 in…
Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) scientists and their colleagues have identified a genetic risk factor for a dangerous blood pressure disorder in pregnant women of African descent, who are three times as likely to develop the disorder as White women.
The scientists reported in the June issue of the American Journal of Kidney Diseases that…
Cleanup workers and others exposed to radiation from the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 are unlikely to pass any genetic damage on to future generations, according to a new study.
“This is good news for the people of Eastern Europe,” said Frederick National Laboratory scientist Meredith Yeager, first author on the multi-institutional study…
The Molecular Immunology Section studies mechanisms of gene regulation, focusing on the innate immune system. The section is affiliated with, and provides expertise in gene regulation to the Laboratory of Cancer Immunometabolism of the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research.
Our laboratory focuses on the contribution of rare and common genetic variants to complex human disease such as HIV and HBV infection and outcomes, and to health disparities in African Americans, particularly the instance of chronic kidney disease.
The HLA Immunogenetics section studies the influence of immunogenetic variation on risk of human disease, outcome to therapeutic treatment, and vaccination. These studies include elucidation of the functional basis for the genetic associations identified.
The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class I and class II genetic loci are the main subjects …
The Epigenetics Section studies mechanisms of chromatin remodeling, focusing on murine development. The section is affiliated with and provides expertise in chromatin biology to the Mouse Cancer Genetics Program of the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research.
The Basic Science Program conducts independent research in basic and applied molecular biology, immunology, retrovirology, cancer biology, and human genetics.
Our goal is to understand biological processes related to cancer and other diseases and to develop cutting-edge tools to accelerate scientific progress.
The program’s areas of focus…