A variety of research projects and training opportunities exist in the Fero lab.

  • Graduate students may apply through the Graduate Biomedical Sciences Program and then should contact Dr. Fero regarding opportunities for 2nd year rotations or thesis projects.
  • Postdoctoral fellows, or clinical fellows should contact Dr. Fero directly.
  • Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for summer internships through the UPN program.

Choosing a Research Project

Crucial to the success of any research project is to choose a project that is significant, informative, and creative. It must also be feasible within your time frame and skill level. An important aspect of research training to perfect your skills at oral and written presentations of your work to a variety of audiences. It is also important to learn the ropes for competitive research funding. The lab provide mentorship for all of these aspects of a research project. In addition, undergraduates and entry level technicians need to be paired up with graduate level researchers to help teach skills and oversee their daily progress.

Major Areas of Research

The Fero lab is engaged in research activities on a variety of interesting topics. Our work has been highly interactive and collaborative with other scientists at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center and around the world.  We have developed several novel mouse models with targeted or transgenic gene mutations, that facilitate the study of cell cycle regulators and oncogenic microRNA.