PhD Students

Ben Dake

Ben Dake

Metastasis is the ultimate and fatal stage of breast cancer progression. Ben has developed a metastasis model to track seeding and outgrowth of human tumor cells systemically in immunocompromised mice by delivering cells intracardially. His work has examined potential roles for chromatin modifiers in metastasis, implicated endocrine messengers in colonization of the brain and adrenal […]

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Jessica Elman

Jessica Elman

Our lab has shown that lineage-committed mammary epithelial cells can have bipotent character by stimulating luminal cells to adopt a basal phenotype. My project focuses on elucidating whether the reverse of this phenomenon can be induced, namely I aim to study whether basal cells can acquire a luminal phenotype.

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Kayla Gross

Kayla Gross

Our lab focuses on investigating the molecular mechanisms that drive normal breast development and how these processes become disrupted in cancerous tissue. More specifically, we are interested in the role of stem and progenitor cells in both normal and carcinogenic development, especially the molecular drivers of breast epithelial differentiation. Previous work recently established the transcription […]

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Wenhui Zhou

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