Discovery Research

California Pacific CURRENTS: The online journal of CPMC Research Institute

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Fostering close collaborations among scientists within the Sutter Health system and at partnering institutions, the CPMC Research Institute (CPMCRI) is a unique center for translational research. Our investigators take a cross-disciplinary approach to discovery research in common human illnesses-transforming laboratory findings into new diagnostics, personalized therapies, and successful clinical studies.


Key Research Areas and Associated Investigators

Biomarker Discovery
Stewart Cooper, M.D.
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D.
V. Ram Peddi, M.D.

Cancer
Shanaz Dairkee, Ph.D.
Altaf Dar, Ph.D.
David De Semir, Ph.D.
Pierre Desprez, Ph.D.
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D.
Sean McAllister, Ph.D.
John Muschler, Ph.D.
Liliana Soroceanu, Ph.D.
Esther Wei, Sc.D.
Li-Xi Yang, M.D.
Garret Yount, Ph.D.

Cancer Avatar Project
Shanaz Dairkee, Ph.D.
Altaf Dar, Ph.D.
David De Semir, Ph.D.
Pierre Desprez, Ph.D.
Mohammed Kashani-Sabet, M.D.
Sean McAllister, Ph.D.
Michael Rowbotham, M.D.
Liliana Soroceanu, Ph.D.
Gregory James Tranah, Ph.D.

Center for Research on Human Aging
Peggy Cawthon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Steven Cummings, M.D.
Dan Evans, Ph.D.
Katie Stone, Ph.D.
Greg Tranah, Ph.D.

Liver Diseases
Stewart Cooper, M.D.

Transplant Immunology
Stewart Cooper, M.D.

Facts and Figures

CPMCRI Cancer Avatar Project Facts, Stats and Achievements

8

Tumor types being studied in patient-derived xenograft (PDX) models

160

Blood and tumor specimens processed to date

83

PDX models screened for response to single and combination drug therapies