Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
The Michael Roehrl Lab
An overarching theme of my laboratory’s work is the experimental investigation of the network behavior of biological systems relevant to human disease using a variety of biochemical, biophysical, molecular biological, and systems modeling approaches. A primary focus is the biology of gastrointestinal solid tumors such as colorectal and pancreatic cancers.
Connor AA, Denroche RE, Jang GH, Timms L, Kalimuthu SN, Selander I, McPherson T, Wilson GW, Chan-Seng-Yue MA, Borozan I, Ferretti V, Grant RC, Lungu IM, Costello E, Greenhalf W, Palmer D, Ghaneh P, Neoptolemos JP, Buchler M, Petersen G, Thayer S, Hollingsworth MA, Sherker A, Durocher D, Dhani N, Hedley D, Serra S, Pollett A, Roehrl MH, Bavi P, Bartlett JM, Cleary S, Wilson JM, Alexandrov LB, Moore M, Wouters BG, McPherson JD, Notta F, Stein LD, Gallinger S. Association of Distinct mutational signatures with correlates of increased immune activity in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Oct 20.
Notta F, Chan-Seng-Yue M, Lemire M, Li Y, Wilson GW, Connor AA, Denroche RE, Liang SB, Brown AM, Kim JC, Wang T, Simpson JT, Beck T, Borgida A, Buchner N, Chadwick D, Hafezi-Bakhtiari S, Dick JE, Heisler L, Hollingsworth MA, Ibrahimov E, Jang GH, Johns J, Jorgensen LG, Law C, Ludkovski O, Lungu I, Ng K, Pasternack D, Petersen GM, Shlush LI, Timms L, Tsao MS, Wilson JM, Yung CK, Zogopoulos G, Bartlett JM, Alexandrov LB, Real FX, Cleary SP, Roehrl MH, McPherson JD, Stein LD, Hudson TJ, Campbell PJ, Gallinger S. A renewed model of pancreatic cancer evolution based on genomic rearrangement patterns.Nature 2016 Oct 12; 538(7625): 378-382.
Huang L, Holtzinger A, Jagan I, BeGora M, Lohse I, Ngai N, Nostro C, Wang R, Muthuswamy LB, Crawford HC, Arrowsmith C, Kalloger SE, Renouf DJ, Connor AA, Cleary S, Schaeffer DF, Roehrl M, Tsao MS, Gallinger S, Keller G, Muthuswamy SK. Ductal pancreatic cancer modeling and drug screening using human pluripotent stem cell- and patient-derived tumor organoids. Nature Medicine 2015 Nov; 21(11): 1364-71.
Galon J, Mlecnik B, Bindea G, Angell HK, Berger A, Lagorce C, Lugli A, Zlobec I, Hartmann A, Bifulco C, Nagtegaal ID, Palmqvist R, Masucci GV, Botti G, Tatangelo F, Delrio P, Maio M, Laghi L, Grizzi F, Asslaber M, D’Arrigo C, Vidal-Vanaclocha F, Zavadova E, Chouchane L, Ohashi PS, Hafezi-Bakhtiari S, Wouters BG, Roehrl M, Nguyen L, Kawakami Y, Hazama S, Okuno K, Ogino S, Gibbs P, Waring P, Sato N, Torigoe T, Itoh K, Patel PS, Shukla SN, Wang Y, Kopetz S, Sinicrope FA, Scripcariu V, Ascierto PA, Marincola FM, Fox BA, Pagès F. Towards the introduction of the ’Immunoscore’ in the classification of malignant tumours. Journal of Pathology 2014 Jan; 232(2): 199-209.
Michael H. A. Roehrl, MD, PhD
Director, Precision Pathology Biobanking Center; Associate Pathologist
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Trans-Hit Biomarkers Inc.
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Universal Diagnostics (UDX)
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