Merchant Lab

Personal Statement

The goal of our lab is to enable high impact clinical research that is guided by leading-edge basic science. The central focus of our research is to understand how changes in the tumor immune microenvironment and stem cell niche regulate the development of cancer, cancer stem cells and normal hematopoietic tissues."



  • Multiplex imaging of the tumor microenvironment
  • Immune Monitoring
  • Hedgehog signaling
  • Bioinformatics
Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Merchant Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Job Openings

Chaudhry P, Singh M, Triche TJ, Guzman M, Merchant A.

Blood. 2017 Jun;129(26):3465-3475.

Merchant A, Jorapur A, McManus A, Liu R, Krasnoperov V, Chaudhry P, Singh M, Harton L, Agajanian M, Kim M, et al.

Blood Adv. 2017 Aug 28;1(120):1635-1644.

Merchant A, Joseph G, Wang Q, Brennan S, Matsui W.

Blood. 2010 Mar 25;115(12):2391-2396.

Contact the Merchant Lab

127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Pavilion, A8700
Los Angeles, CA 90048