The Olive Lab is comprised of a dedicated group of scientists and researchers who are investigating the different nuances of pancreatic cancer. Their research projects range from in vitro to in vivo studies. Each individual in our lab works on several projects at once. We have the necessary resources to help our scientists to plan out the proper study that will help answer the questions they are trying to investigate. Some of the projects currently being worked on in the lab are:
- Looking at the role the BRCA gene plays in pancreatic cancer.
- Using bacteria to infiltrate pancreatic cancer cells and deposit therapeutic agents.
- Studying cysteine metabolism and how it facilitates a specific type of cell death, ferroptosis, in pancreatic cancer.
- Testing the mechanism of action of certain therapeutics and it's ability to target pancreatic cancer.
- Taking computational analysis of RNA seq data of pancreatic tumors and testing the best drug targets in vivo.