Research technicians

Mustafa Al-Dulaimi, BS, ( works on investigating the impact of different combinations of RTKi treatments with the goal of overcoming and preventing acquired resistance to EGFR-targeted therapies in EGFR-mutant NSCLC. He also works on identifying targeted therapy options for mesotheliomas by researching potential therapeutic vulnerabilities.

Lishu Liao, BS, ( mainly works on EGFR-mutant NSCLC cell lines with the focus of finding targetable vulnerabilities for EGFR-TKI resistant cells based on genes/pathways involved in DNA damage repair and cell cycle regulation. She is also responsible for establishing in vitro 2D & 3D cell line models of NSCLC from both PDX and patient pleural effusion samples.

Joe Kulesza, BA, ( work involves understanding how non-small cell lung cancers develop resistance to targeted therapy. His current projects focus on the nuclear transcription factor AP-1 and the chromatin remodeling complex BAF.

Portrait of Felix Gottlieb

Felix Gottlieb, BS, ( works on identifying patterns of MET dysregulation as de novo oncogenic drivers in NSCLC. He also investigates MET dysregulation in the context of other oncogene-driven lung tumors, such as EGFR and KRAS, as well as novel targeted therapies for overcoming these resistance mechanisms.