Dr. Kyle Schachtschneider is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also holds appointments in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. He is strongly committed to a career in translational cancer research where he seeks to integrate multi-omics and gene editing approaches to uncover and alter molecular mechanisms driving tumorigenesis, facilitating development of personalized tumor models to improve detection, prognosis, and treatment stratification in clinical practice. As cancer is driven by the accumulation of genetic driver mutations that confer selective growth advantages, these techniques hold promise for improving oncologic treatment strategies. His current research is focused on development of large animal hepatocellular carcinoma and lung adenocarcinoma models for use in drug, device, and precision imaging studies.