Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Csiki Lab

Ildiko Csiki, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Blvd. 8-133
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5156
(215) 662-6567

Description of Research

Clinical interests: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Small Cell Lung Cancer; Radiosensitization, Low-Dose Rate Radiotherapy, Biologic Targeted Therapies for Lung Cancer; Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy;

Research interests:
My laboratory's objective is characterization of the sonic hedgehog pathway in lung tumorigenesis and the role of Gli1 overexpression in lung tumor development using a Gli1 conditional knock-in mouse model. In addition we are interested in characterizing the metabolomic profile of lung tumor and non-tumor stem cells and identify key pathways for lung cancer cells with stem cell features for better therapeutic targeting.

Csiki Lab

  • Ildiko Csiki, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Deeksha Saxena (Lab Manager)
  • Kalika Kamat (Graduate Student)


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