CEMM – Molecular Oncology

Stem cells are essential for the homeostasis of most adult human tissues. Previously we identified stem-like cells that fuel the growth and progression of colorectal cancers. We defined the impact of oncogenic mutations on stem cell dynamics in the intestine. We use this knowledge and associated research tools to improve chemopreventive strategies and to develop novel, and more effective therapies for colorectal cancer.

Team leader

Clara Elbers

Research Manager

Nicolas Leveille

Senior Postdoc

Kristiaan Lenos


Team members

Milou van Driel
PhD candidate

Selami Baglamis
PhD candidate

Rana Ramadan
PhD student


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  • VICI
  • Oncode Institute, The New York Stem Cell Foundation