Research Summary  

Our laboratory is interested in determining the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and de-differentiation and how these mechanisms become deregulated in cancer. When starting the lab in 2006, we largely focused on the role of post-transcriptional regulators including microRNAs (miRNAs) and RNA binding proteins (RBPs). However, in past five years, we have also added a focus on epigenetic mechanism associated with enhancer control. In addition, we have developed a strong interest in exosomes both as biomarkers and regulators of cancer progression.


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June 27, 2019

NIH-funded postdoctoral research positions are available in the Blelloch laboratory at UCSF to study how cancers use exoso

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April 04, 2019

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