Kirsi Ketola

Degrees / Designations 

PhD

Phone 
604-875-4818
Mailing Address 
2660 Oak Street Vancouver, BC V6H 1Z3
LinkedIn 
http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/kirsi-ketola/2b/826/aba

Biography

Academic Appointment 
Researcher
Disorders and Conditions 
Cancers

Having trained in systems biology and medical biotechnology as well as in biochemistry and drug discovery, my current research interests include utilizing the knowledge of the “-omics” in designing novel treatment options for cancer and the use of state-of-the-art high-throughput technologies to identify novel targets and to repurpose old drugs for cancer treatment. My goal is also to find better ways to utilize current genome-wide technologies in designing personalized treatment options. Especially I am interested in the molecular mechanisms of treatment resistance such as the activation of antioxidative defence mechanisms during drug induced epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition and accumulation of cancer stem cells. Currently, my projects focus on the mechanisms of castrate- and anti-androgen resistance as well as targeting the resistance pathways in prostate cancer.

Current Projects 

Targeting Treatment Resistance in Prostate Cancer

Publications