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Merchant Lab

Personal Statement

The goal of our lab is to enable high impact clinical research that is guided by leading-edge basic science. The central focus of our research is to understand how changes in the tumor immune microenvironment and stem cell niche regulate the development of cancer, cancer stem cells and normal hematopoietic tissues."


AKIL MERCHANT, MD


  • Multiplex imaging of the tumor microenvironment
  • Immune Monitoring
  • Hedgehog signaling
  • Bioinformatics

Meet Our Team


Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Merchant Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Job Openings


DeAngelo DJ, Advani AS, Marks DI, Stelljes M, Liedtke M, Stock W, Gökbuget N, Jabbour E, Merchant A, Wang T, et al.

Blood Cancer J. 2020 Aug 7;10(8):81.

Cortes JE, Dombret H, Merchant A, Tauchi T, DiRienzo CG, Sleight B, Zhang X, Leip EP, Shaik N, Bell T, et al.

Future Oncol. 2019 Nov;15(31):3531-3545.

Cheng R, Billet S, Liu C, Haldar S, Choudhury D, Tripathi M, Hav M, Merchant A, Hu T, Huang H, et al.

Oncogene. 2020 Feb;39(7):1543-1556.

Aoki T, Chong LC, Takata K, Milne K, Hav M, Colombo A, Chavez EA, Nissen M, Wang X, Merchant A, et al.

Cancer Discov. 2020 Mar;10(3):406-421.

Contact the Merchant Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, A8700
Los Angeles, CA 90048