Mission & Goals
The goals of the Cell Culture Laboratory at LECOM are twofold. The first facet of our research
focuses on studies revealing the roles of the carbonic anhydrase isozymes in homeostasis and
metabolism, and their relevance to disease.
The second arm of our laboratory focuses on
the effects of lycopene on prostate cancer. Our main objective has been to establish inhibition of
prostate cancer cell (PC-3) growth with lycopene, a plant carotenoid found in high concentrations,
most notably in tomatoes.