​​​​​​​The Buchakjian Lab is located in the Medical Education Research Facility (MERF) at the University of Iowa. The Buchakjian Lab focuses on oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma, with a particular interest in patterns of cancer invasion, epithelial-mesenchymal transition, and metabolism. The lab focuses primarily on basic science projects, but also has a number of translational and clinical research collaborations across the University.

July 2023
Slyn was hired on as a full time research assistant
July 2023

Dr. Guillermo Flores joined lab as a T32 Otolaryngology Research Fellow

June 2023
american cancer society
Dr. Buchakjian received an institutional American Cancer Society grant to study EMT and perineural invasion in oral cavity cancer
May 2023
Steven Van Meeteren, Carver COM MS1, joined lab as a Summer Research Fellow
August 2022
Lillian Graham joined lab as a high school research intern
March 2022
Dr. Buchakjian received an Early-Stage Surgeon Scientist grant from the NCI
August 2021
Olivia Batey joined lab as an undergraduate researcher
July 2021
Slyn Uaroon joined the Buchakjian Lab as a Research Intern
The Buchakjian Lab was started