Mihriban  Karaayvaz,  PhD

Mihriban Karaayvaz, PhD

Assistant Staff

Lerner Research Institute, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Phone: (216) 445-9031


Our laboratory focuses on understanding the early events in breast cancer development. Two main areas of interest are: (1) studying the somatic genomics of breast cancer in individuals with germline BRCA1/2 predisposing mutations and (2) investigating how tumor heterogeneity contributes to triple-negative breast cancer development and treatment response. We employ state-of-the-art single cell approaches to dissect molecular heterogeneity in pre-malignant and malignant lesions of the breast. Our goal is to leverage the knowledge gained from these studies and develop innovative strategies for breast cancer chemoprevention and treatment.

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