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Our Team

Our Team

AutoNation and racing champion, Ryan Hunter-Reay, endowed this laboratory space in the Center for Collaborative Research for the race to find a cure for cancer. The AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab is lead by Dr. Jean J. Latimer, the Director of the AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Cancer Research.

The AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab is equipped to establish a live cell bank from a variety of tissues, with the help of state-of-the-art equipment and Dr. Latimer's unique culture system. The AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab utilizes techniques in cell culture, RNA and miRNA isolation and analysis, DNA repair, protein isolation and analysis, as well as in bioinformatics. Dr. Latimer's lab team pushes to connect measurable genetic instability with functional data in order identify potential drug targets, as well as to classify tumor tissue in the context of breast tissue as a whole; this is an important step in fully understanding carcinogens. Dr. Latimer has established breast tumor cell lines of all stages, without treatment wherever possible, and normal breast cell lines. Dr. Latimer has established other cell lines from a variety of other tissues, and plans to employ this technique further within the AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab. 

Jean J. Latimer, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab

Institute Director, AutoNation Institute for Breast and Solid Tumor Research

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions Division

jl1543@nova.edu

Stefanie N. Sveiven

Chief Technician
AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab

ssveiven@nova.edu

Homood As Sobeai

Ph.D. Candidate
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions DIvision

ha219@nova.edu

Omar Ibrahim

Ph.D. Candidate
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions DIvision

oi23@nova.edu

Manasi R. Pimpley

Ph.D. Candidate
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions DIvision

mp1859@nova.edu

Abdullah Alhamed

Ph.D. Candidate
Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions DIvision

aa1997@nova.edu

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