State-of-the-Art Cancer Research
Located in the Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, we in the Costello lab are dedicated to conducting top-tier glioma research for the betterment of cancer therapy.
Investigating the Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Gliomas
Brain tumors kill nearly 14,000 people every year. Here in the Costello lab, we investigate the genetic and epigenetic basis of these tumors with the goal of better detection and therapy.
From Tumor to Experimental System
By deriving cell lines from patient tumors, we are able to recapitulate glioma biology in the petri dish and better study what drives these aggressive tumors.
Communicating Science to Make a Change
Our goal is not only to conduct quality research, but also to communicate this research with the public through publications, presentations, and poster sessions.
Reconstructing the Evolutionary History of Gliomas
Our interdisciplinary team of scientists uses next-generation sequencing and cutting-edge molecular biology techniques to piece together how tumors evolve from the very first cell.
Welcome to the Costello Lab @ UCSF!
Our lab investigates the role of genetic and epigenetic alterations in the formation of sporadic cancers, with a focus on brain tumors.
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We are an interdisciplinary team of molecular and cell biologists, cancer biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and clinicians dedicated to the same cause -- understanding the genetics and epigenetics of glioma so we can better treat it.
The lab is a diverse mix of graduate students, post-docs, and staff from a multitude of backgrounds and locations who love the intricacies of cancer biology but also know how to have fun!
Join the Team!
If you are interested in our work and wish to be a part of the team, click on the "Contact" tab above!
We are currently interested in recruiting highly dedicated graduate students, residents/fellows, and postdoctoral scholars from biology and bioinformatics backgrounds to be a part of our lab!
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