Ian Davis, MD, PhD

G. Denman Hammond Professor of Childhood Cancer Associate Director of Basic Research, Children's Research Institute

Dr. Davis is a pediatric hematologist and oncologist, with expertise in sarcoma and solid tumors. Research in the Davis lab uses invitro human and animal models in order to:

  • Study transcription factor targeting as well as gene regulation in the progression of cancer versus normal development through genomic and proteomic approaches.
  • Develop new therapies and diagnostics for childhood cancer by focusing on chromatin maintenance, transcription and organization in cancer progression, such as functional consequences of aberrant chromatin and its role in oncogenesis.
  • Understand how certain genes activate and deactivate in occurrences of Ewing’s sarcoma and renal carcinoma.

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