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Colleen L. Doçi, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of biology at the Marian University College of Arts and Sciences. She earned a B.S. in chemistry with biochemistry honors from Purdue University. She then earned a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from the University of Chicago with a focus on posttranscriptional regulation of angiogenic factors in epithelial cancers. She was awarded a postdoctoral training award from the National Institutes of Health at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research where she worked on the role of epithelial migration and vascularity in oral cancer metastasis. She has published over a dozen primary research articles, reviews, and book chapters and her work has been featured on the cover of Cancer Research. In 2015, she joined the faculty at Marian focusing on mentoring young scientists. Dr. Doci's research interests center on the role of angiogenic and lymphangiogenic signaling molecules in cancer pathogenesis and metastasis.
Main KA, Mikelis CM, and Doçi CL. In Vitro Wound Healing Assays to Investigate Epidermal Migration. In: Methods Mol Biol. 2019 May 24.
Iglesias-Bartolome R, Uchiyama A, Molinolo AA, Abusleme L, Brooks SR, Callejas-Valera JL, Edwards D, Doci C, Asselin-Labat ML, Onaitis MW, Moutsopoulos NM, Gutkind JS, Morasso MI. Transcriptional signature primes human oral mucosa for rapid wound healing. Sci Transl Med. 2018 Jul 25;10(451).