Sipkins Lab

Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD, Primary Investigator

Education

Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Hematology Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 2001 - 2005
Internship and Residency, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1999 - 2001
Ph.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1999
M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, 1999

The Sipkins Lab studies the molecular characteristics of tissue microenvironments, or “niches,” that regulate the migration, survival and regeneration of cancerous cells. Visit the lab website.

Lab Members

Dorothy Sipkins, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Research Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute
Affiliate of the Regeneration Next Initiative

Trevor Price, PhD
Sr. Research Associate
Gaia Cantelli, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Sarah Ridge, PhD 
Postdoctoral Scholar
Andrew Murray, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Kathleen Marsh
Lab Manager/Research Technician

Current Studies

The Sipkins Lab studies the molecular characteristics of tissue microenvironments, or “niches,” that regulate the migration, survival and regeneration of cancerous cells. In combination with classical molecular and cell biology approaches, the lab utilizes state-of-the-art multiphoton and confocal optical imaging techniques to explore these questions in vivo, in real-time in mouse models of leukemia and breast cancer.