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Valerie M. Weaver, PhD
Degree and Institution
PhD, University of Ottawa, Canada; BSc, University of Ottawa, Canada, University of Waterloo, Canada
Assistant Professor, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
My laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanism(s) by which stromal-epithelial interactions regulate epithelial behavior and how alterations in this relationship might impact upon breast cancer progression. Our work emphasizes delineating how the biochemical and biophysical properties of the extracellular matrix (ECM) regulate mammary epithelial cell (MEC) behavior in three-dimensional (3D) tissues through effects on integrin activation, cytoskeletal organization, cell signaling and epigenetic regulation of gene expression.
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