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Nora Heisterkamp Lab

The Heisterkamp lab has been studying leukemia for almost 40 years. Early research focused on cell-intrinsic mechanisms of leukemia development, including how the fusion of the BCR gene to the c-ABL proto-oncogene causes Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemias. Current studies aim at understanding the contribution of the tumor microenvironment to leukemia cell growth and resistance to therapy.