Faculty Members

Dr. Armin Gamper

Assistant Professor

Department of Oncology

Division of Experimental Oncology
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About Me

Dr. Armin Gamper is currently appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Experimental Oncology in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Teaching

Opportunities

Students are welcome. For available research positions and details on research please visit the lab web page.

Research

Studying DNA Damage Signaling to Understand Cancer Development and to Improve Cancer Therapy

My research examines how cells respond to genotoxic stress, how aberrant regulation of these response pathways affects tumorigenesis and how the DNA damage response can be targeted by drugs to improve radiation or chemotherapy. By studying the influence of genetic factors on the DNA damage response, I hope to discover diagnostic and predictive biomarkers that can be applied for personalized medicine. My approach integrates protein chemistry, proteomics, reverse chemical genetics, molecular and cell biological methods, and animal models. My published papers examine the mechanisms governing the signaling pathways from DNA damage sensing to the activation of stress-response genes. 

Recognizing the translational potential of improved understanding of the DNA damage response, my research aims to contribute to the development of improved cancer therapy. My interests are aided by the close interaction with the Radiation Therapy Program and the Departments of Radiation Oncology and Medical Physics.