Research

Luis Cisneros has current research interests in applying evolutionary and ecological theory to fundamental questions in cancer evolution and therapeutics. In particular, he explores the development of translatable scientific applications. Examples of such translation include developing

  • holistic measures of cellular ecology.

  • tumor heterogeneity and mechanisms of diversification to illuminate prognosis factors for cancer.

  • methods to evaluate the evolutionary factors that drive tumor progression.

  • ways to prevent or slow down the evolution of cancer.

Another interest Cisneros pursues is the development of agent-based models to optimize therapeutic adaptive strategies that minimize the probabilities of inducing the evolution of treatment-resistant cancer cells.