About PI and Research

Dr. Reiko Nishihara
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Currently, we are looking for students, post-docs, and fellows with a background in epidemiology, biostatistics, data science, and computational biology!

Our ongoing research projects include:

  • Examination of driver gene mutations associated with lifestyle and diet before cancer diagnosis in colorectal carcinoma.
  • Whole-exome sequencing of colorectal tumors.
  • Cost-effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening and biomarker testing

We utilize large prospective cohort studies including:

  • Nurses’ Health Study
  • Health Professionals Follow-up Study