Close-up of sample being place into microplate

Nora Heisterkamp Lab

The Heisterkamp lab has been studying leukemia for almost 40 years. Initial research focused on cell-intrinsic mechanisms of leukemia development, including how the fusion of the BCR gene to the c-ABL proto-onogene causes Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemias. Subsequently, the lab became interested in tackling the problem of drug resistance. This may be immediately present, or develop in the course of therapy, causing relapse.