Research Interests: DNA repair, stem cells, breast tissue engineering, breast cancer etiology, leukemia recurrence, genomic instability, mutation, precocial breast development, environmental causes of cancer, chemotherapy drugs that impact Nucleotide Excision Repair, somatic mutation in autism.
Dr. Latimer's research team includes Dr. Stephen Grant an expert in somatic mutation that occurs with aging, with cancer development and as a result of exposure to chemotherapy and certain environmental agents. Collaborations include proteomics and microarray specialists at the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University as well as members of Nova Southeastern Schools of Osteopathic Medicine and Dentistry.
Dr. Latimer now serves as the Director of the AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care. AutoNation generously gave a 10 million dollar donation for the creation of this institute which is located at the state of the art Center for Collaborative Research (CCR) Building that opened in 2016. The CCR houses research laboratories from 4 different colleges and programs of NSU.