Hansel Laboratory Department of Pathology

mTOR signaling in mediating bladder cancer cell motility and invasion

Dr. Donna Hansel

  • Donna Hansel MD PHD studies the role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in mediating bladder cancer cell motility and invasion. A major focus of her laboratory is the use of translational approaches, such as human bladder cancer ex vivo models, to identify novel mTOR-related processes is this disease. In addition to her laboratory work, Donna is also Chief of the Division of Anatomic Pathology at UC San Diego.
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About the Lab


Our research lab is located in the Biomedical Sciences Building on the UC San Diego La Jolla campus location. We use live cell imaging techniques, cell signaling assays, mouse xenograft models, and ex vivo human models to identify mTOR-driven pro-motility functions in bladder cancer... More about our research >

Research Opportunities

The lab welcomes undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have an interest and/or experience in cancer biology and cancer cell migration.

To apply for a postdoctoral fellow position, please send: 1) a cover letter describing interest and career goals, 2) a detailed CV and 3) a minimum of three references to Dr. Hansel. We are currently recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow, position available immediately.

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