Colin McCornack

MSTP in PhD Training

Program: Computational and Systems Biology

Current advisor: Albert H. Kim, MD, PhD

Undergraduate university: Michigan State University, 2018

Enrollment year: 2019

Research summary
Influence of glioblastoma substates and spatial expressional patterns on tumorgenicity

This past summer I worked in the lab of Drs. Albert Kim and Allegra Petti exploring spatial tumor heterogeneity in glioblastoma and using computational techniques to develop a workflow to quantify and isolate substates in glioblastoma for comparative single-cell omics using oligonucleotide-conjugated antibodies. My future work will investigate the expressional dynamics and differences that promote tumor invasiveness and spread in the context of glioblastoma, and how different glioblastoma expressional states and polarization amongst these states can change these tumor characteristics.

Graduate publications