Casey E. Romanoski, PhD

Cancer Biology Program

Biography

Dr. Romanoski received a B.A. in 2004 from the University of Arizona. She then received a Ph.D. from UCLA in Human Genetics in the laboratory of Dr. Jake Lusis. She then completed her postdoctoral research at UCSD in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Glass. Throughout this training, she became very interested in the interdependence between genetic sequence and molecular traits, which is the foundation of her ongoing research. In 2016, Dr. Romanoski accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Arizona. Her research program uses experimental and computational approaches to better understand complex disease and human biology. She is currently Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

Cancer Focus

Dr. Romanoski has ongoing projects to understand the cascade of molecular changes that occur consequent to stiff mechanical substrates with relevance to metastasis of breast cancer.