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David Franklin, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., #8643
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Research Interests:
The role of RET gene products in cell cycle regulation

Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in 1994 from Louisiana State University Medical Center (now LSUHSC). His research interests involve the human cancer syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN). Using both tissue culture and in vivo mouse model systems, his lab studies the proto-oncogene RET, whose mutations predispose patients to develop MEN tumors. Specifically, how does the RET gene products mediate normal cell cycle regulation? What are the effects of MEN tumor-specific mutations on the normal processes? In addition, the Franklin lab is involved in assessing the potential use of the Reishi mushroom as a complementary and alternative medicine in mouse models for breast and colon cancer.



1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112