Stupack Lab
Stupack    Lab

Gynecologic Oncology

A study of women's cancer, with an eye for genetics.  Strong focus on serous Ovarian Cancer. 

          Pediatric           Oncology

A long term interest in the biology of the tumors of neonates and infants, such as  Neuroblastoma.

Welcome to the Stupack Lab

Dwayne Stupack, PhD 

Principle Investigator


Our lab has the following projects active:


Tumor Cell Survival 

Tumors are highly resistant to programmed cell death and to Chemotherapy.  How do our drugs work against tumors and how can we improve them?  These studies focus on the role of a cellular protein called FAK.


Genomic Analysis of Tumors

Tumors shuffle their DNA, weak cells suffer and the strongest survive.  What makes a tumor cell strong?


Repurposing Proteins by Cancer Cells

Dead cells don't migrate. These studies focus on how tumors disrupt their normal "programmed cell death" pathways and use these proteins for other purposes. 

    Cancer Research                    

In the US, a woman dies of ovarian cancer every 38 minutes. Consider helping us fight this disease.


The Stupack Lab

is a part of:


UCSD Moores

Cancer Center

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Science

 Division of        Gynecologic Oncology

The Department of Pathology



A list of our recent Publications Here

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