Laurie Jaeger, Department Head and Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Most of my recent work has focused on interactions at the conceptus-maternal interface, particularly during early pregnancy, and with an emphasis on growth factor, integrin, and matrix protein interactions. We are using in vivo and in vitro models to investigate mechanisms of trophoblast differentiation, migration, adhesion and control of invasion, which have obvious parallels to mechanism involved in numerous types of cancer and their dissemination throughout the body. I am interested in exploring various options to contribute the the breast cancer discovery group.
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