About The Lab

One of the major challenges of cancer therapies is intratumor heterogeneity. Cancer cells with different properties, including different sensitivity to treatment, often co-exist within a tumor, leading to relapse and disease progression. Our goal is to understand the dynamics of intratumor heterogeneity and its functional implications in disease progression. Our research will provide deeper insight into the ecosystem of heterogeneous tumor. We believe that understanding the interactions between subclonal populations of cancer cells as well as interactions between cancer cells and cells of tumor microenvironment holds a key to uncovering more effective treatments.

Research Projects

We aim to gain understanding of the dynamics within the cancer ecosystem by mapping the interactions between heterogeneous subpopulations of cancer cells.

Our Team

Michalina Janiszewska, PhD

Principal investigator

Assistant Professor

Department of Molecular Medicine

Instructor: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School 2016-2018

PostDoc: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School 2012-2016

PhD: University of Lausanne, Switzerland – 2012

Shreya Yadav

Research technician

BSc: Florida Institute of Technology – 2017

 Molecular Biology and Pre-Med with Minor in Psychology


Open Positions

Postdoc  positions available!

We have openings for enthusiastic scientists interested in tumor heterogeneity, genetics and epigenetics. Experience in tumor biology, in situ methods, in vivo work or confocal microscopy is preferred.

Please contact Michalina Janiszewska (mjaniszewska@scripps.edu) with a description of research interests and contact information for three referees.



130 Scripps Way

Jupiter, FL 33458

Contact Us

Phone : (561)-228-2788

Email : mjaniszewska@scripps.edu

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