Nicholas Bertos

Nicholas Bertos

The Breast Cancer Functional Genomics Group (BCFGG) was founded by Dr. Park in 1999. Within the BCFGG, expertise from different disciplines (Surgery, Pathology, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, basic research) is brought together to focus on breast cancer, specifically the role played by the tumor microenvironment and its interactions with the tumor per se in determining disease progression and outcome. Our research activities include banking, annotation and follow-up of research-grade tissue samples obtained from surgery, laser capture microdissection and gene expression profiling of tissue compartments, immunohistochemistry and PCR-based validation and TMA construction.