Dr. Ryan Brinkman’s work focuses on developing new methodologies for high throughput bioinformatics to facilitate research that will improve diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers. His project examines flow informatics approaches for the identification of normal and malignant stem cells.
Dr. Brinkman will develop automated approaches for analyzing large amounts of flow cytometry data and for minimizing human errors that may miss small, but significant sub-populations of cells.
Dr. Brinkman’s work is closely integrated with the TFF New Frontiers Program Project led by Principal Investigator, Dr. Keith Humphries. Dr. Humphries’ team is studying the properties and control mechanisms that regulate the rare and primitive cells in the bone marrow that are responsible for life long production of blood cells. They are examining the changes that turn healthy blood cells into leukemia cells.
Mentoring Program: Terry Fox New Frontiers Team Program Project in Cell fate control of normal and malignant stem cells
Mentors/PIs: Dr. Keith Humphries