Beckerle Lab

Studying Cell Death & Cell Division 

The Rosenblatt Lab studies both cell death and cell division and the roles that the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons play in both processes. Our lab is investigating if extrusion (a contraction that squeezes dying cells out of tissue) could drive cell death in order to control cell numbers.

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News & Blog

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Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Share Expertise at National Cancer Meeting
Health Care Transformation, Clinical, Research, Education
Apr 11, 2017

Huntsman Cancer Institute Researchers Share Expertise at National Cancer Meeting

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

More than 20 researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah made their mark on the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting this year. Held in Washington, D.C., the convention drew more than 21,500 cancer researchers from all over the world. Scientists attended sessions on topics from immunotherapy to precision medicine. About 15 researchers from HCI presented posters in the main conference hall, on a wide range of topics. ... Read More

HCI Scientist Receives $1M Award to Fund Cancer Research
Health Care Transformation, Education, Research, Clinical
Sep 22, 2016

HCI Scientist Receives $1M Award to Fund Cancer Research

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

SALT LAKE CITY—Jody Rosenblatt, Ph.D., a cell biologist at Huntsman Cancer Institute and an associate professor of oncological sciences at the University of Utah has been selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Faculty Scholar, HHMI announced today: https://www.hhmi.org/news/philanthropies-announce-selection-faculty-scholars. The award provides $1 million to fund her research over the course of five years.... Read More

Jody Rosenblatt: Epithelial Homeostasis
Research
Aug 01, 2016

Jody Rosenblatt: Epithelial Homeostasis

Both our entire body and all of our organs are covered with a protective layer of epithelial cells. These cells are constantly replicating and dying and a balance between cell death and division is critical to maintain epithelial homeostasis.... Read More

Cell Mechanism Discovered That May Cause Pancreatic Cancer
Research
Jan 27, 2015

Cell Mechanism Discovered That May Cause Pancreatic Cancer

Huntsman Cancer Institute,

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have found that defects in how cells are squeezed out of overcrowded tissue to die, a process called extrusion, may be a mechanism by which pancreatic cancer begins. From these findings, they may have identified an effective way to reverse the defective extrusion’s effects without destroying normal tissues nearby. The results were published in the latest edition of the journal eLife.... Read More

Principle Investigator

Jody Rosenblatt, PhD
Principal Investigator
Jody.rosenblatt@hci.utah.edu

Cancer Center Bio

Contact Us

Jody Rosenblatt, Associate Professor
University of Utah
Dept. of Oncological Sciences
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Room 5342
2000 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Office: 801-587-4073
Lab: 801-587-4554
Fax: 801-587-0900
jody.rosenblatt@hci.utah.edu

Administrative Assistant:
Chris Robertson
chris.robertson@hci.utah.edu
Office: 801-585-3599