Current Research

The Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center is committed to investigating genetic, molecular and viral factors that make glioblastoma more resistant to treatment, more likely to recur, and better able to evade the immune system. Additionally, our lab is committed to preparing our undergraduate and graduate students for careers in medicine and biomedical research.

Papers, Abstracts, Presentations

Current NMU Student Projects:

  • Exploiting the Metabolism of Tumors- Current Investigators: Bridget Wass (Elk Grove Village, IL), Melanie Flaherty (Pinckney, MI); Past Investigators: Holly Shoemaker (Gwinn, MI), Danielle Schafer (Crystal Lake, IL).
  • Primary Tumor Characterization- Current Investigators: Emily Burghardt (Greenville, WI), Grace Orstad (Burnsville, MN), Same Lehmann (Ironwood, MI), Morgan Shultz (Prior Lake, MN); Past Investigators: Rebecca Nyinawabza (Marquette, MI), Ayo Ogunsanya (Nygeria, Magodo).
  • Deathstalker Scorpion Venom: Current Investigators: Aaron Mellesmoen (Bloomington, MN), Alex Lucus (Marquette, MI), Brandon Marshall (Keystone Height, FL); Past Investigators: Shannon May (Saint Clair Shores, MI). 
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