Telomere Dynamics

Telomeres are composed of TTAGGG repeated sequences located at the end of chromosomes.


Lung Cancer Therapeutics

Our research is focused on obtaining relevant biological information on radiation-induced effects.


Tissue Engineering

The Shay lab tissue engineering group seeds life-extended or immortalized human cells into a variety of three-dimensional (3-D) substrates.


The Shay lab is interested in the relationships between aging and cancer and have focused on the role of the telomeres and telomerase in these processes.

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Telomeres and Telomerase

To make sure that genetic information is successfully passed from one generation to the next, each chromosome has a special protective cap called a telomere located at the end of its "arms.”

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Principal Investigator

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