Randal N. Johnston

Emeritus Professor

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science) Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)


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Research and teaching

Research Activities

We have found that treatment of many types of cancer cell with oncolytic virus causes apoptosis, but some cancers can acquire resistance. We are seeking to understand this resistance so that strategies to avoid or reverse it may be developed. We are also exploring the similarities between cancer cells and stem cells in their viral responses, and finally investigating genomic evolution in cancer and in model bacteria as an indicator of disrupted regulatory pathways.

Research Areas: 

Molecular Biology and Disease

Research Personnel: 

  • Tarryn Bourhill, Ph.D. Graduate Student
  • Mio Tsutsui, Research Assistant
  • Erin Brown, Rearch Assistant
  • Joenel Alcantara, Ph.D. MD Student
  • Benedicta Odame-Ankrah, Administrative Assistant

 


Publications

PubMed