Studying Genes & Pathways of Familial Colorectal Cancers
The Burt-Neklason lab is focused on studying genes and pathways involved in familial colorectal cancers syndromes. This includes investigation of the:
- genetics and phenotypes of known inherited syndromes,
- gene discovery efforts in large Utah pedigrees without known genetic etiology,
- characterization of genetic and environmental modifiers, and
- identification of molecular (mRNA) signatures and pathways involved in cancer syndromes.