Liver cancer disparities

Identify mutational signatures in liver cancer and assess their relationship with environmental exposures and DNA repair markers, overall and by race/ethnicity. I will use mutation data to identify mutational signatures in primary liver cancer and to estimate the relationship of these signatures to exposure markers and DNA repair (such as aflaxtoxin, smoking, alcohol) emphasizing differential incidence among Asian patients.

Markia Smith
Markia Smith
Doctoral Student

My work uses integrative genomic approaches to study environmental and genetic determinants of cancer, leading to health disparities.