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Melissa Davis

Assistant Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology

Weill Cornell Medical - New York City

Interests: Cancer Disparities, Genetics / Genomics, Immune Response, International, Molecular Epidemiology, Tumor Subtypes, Tumor-Associated Immune Response


We study the genetic links between cancer mortality and ancestry, particularly African ancestry in the context of cancer disparities. Currently, we are investigating the distinct tumor immuno-phenotypes we have discovered in breast cancer, related to West African Sub-Saharan ancestry, due to altered regulation of inflammatory factors.

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