"AutoNation is proud to join NSU to help drive out cancer through support of this world-class collaborative research institution.”
- Mike Jackson, Executive Chairman, AutoNation
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 Cancer Research and Care.
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.
Principal Investigator, AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab
Institute Director, AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions Division
Dr. Latimer's Library of Medicine Bibliography
Chief Technician AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab
Technician AutoNation/Hunter-Reay Research Lab
Ph.D. Candidate Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Health Professions Division