Candinas Lab

Our research interest is to further understand the biological processes within the abdominal cavity. This incorporates essential organs for digestion, metabolism, and immune function, such as the stomach, liver, intestines, pancreas, and kidneys. We also are investigating surgical interventions such as hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery and less invasive treatment techniques such as stereotactic computer- assisted navigation systems

To be fully able to represent the complexity of the systems within the abdominal cavity, we are developing mathematical models. These models enable us to gain a deeper understanding of  the underlying mechanisms of liver regeneration and drug resistance, facilitate hypothesis testing, data interpretation, and allow the development of predictive frameworks.