Our laboratory focuses on utilizing systems level approaches to uncover pathways that regulate melanin production in human skin, and chemoresistance in melanoma tumors. Work in our laboratory can be divided into two areas: (1) Understanding the mechanisms that control melanoma cell drug resistance; (2) identifying novel pathways that control the production and trafficking of melanin in the human epidermis.  Our research is currently funded by the National Institute of Health and the American Cancer Society.


The Ganesan lab is located at the UCI Cancer Research Institute (CRI) located in the safest city in Orange County, Irvine. The CRI and our lab are housed on the second floor of Sprague Hall, a multidisciplinary building that houses investigators interested in genetics, epigenetics, and cancer.