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Department of Oncology




Dr Jamie BlundellJean Abraham


Graduate Students

Dr Jamie Blundell is pleased to consider applications from prospective graduate students.

Research Interests

The mission of the Blundell lab is to develop a quantitative understanding of somatic evolution in tissues to detect cancer at its earliest stages. Our work aims to understand how mutant clones arise, expand and compete in our tissues as we age. Focusing predominantly on blood, we use novel genetic lineage tracking tools and deep sequencing of longitudinal samples to identify mutant clones which are under strong positive selection. Such clones are implicated in early cancer and thus are candidates for improved cancer detection. More details on research projects can be found at


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