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Hisashi Harada, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Cell Signaling

Box 980566
401 College St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Associate Professor, Philips Institute for Oral Health Research, School of Dentistry


PhD, Osaka University, Japan (1991)
MMSc, Osaka University, Japan (1987)

Research description

Our research focuses on the signaling pathways through the BCL-2 family proteins, which regulate cell death/survival and are important for tumorigenesis and the response to a variety of chemotherapeutic drugs. In particular, we have demonstrated the role of the BH3-only pro-death BCL-2 family proteins in various chemotherapeutic responses in leukemia, breast, lung, and head and neck cancer.

Research keywords

Animal models,Apoptosis,Autophagy,Biomarkers,Cancer cell biology,Cancer therapy resistance,Cell signaling,Senescence,Signal transduction,Targeted therapies

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