CCSB Seminar: Engineering Approaches to Study Emerging Roles of ECM Dynamics in Cancer

Mar 15, 2018 (Thu) | 11:00 AM -12:00 PM
Clark Center - S360 : Stanford, CA

Microenvironmental conditions contribute to the pathogenesis of cancer, and aberrant extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling plays a key role in this process. However, our understanding of the specific mechanisms by which the ECM promotes cancer is relatively limited. Our lab focuses on the integration of materials science, tissue engineering, and cancer biology approaches to test the role of ECM biological and physical properties in cancer initiation and progression. More specifically, we characterize the effect of tumors on ECM composition, structure, and mechanics and investigate the relevance of these changes to tumor cell behavior both in vitro and in vivo.
Refreshments will be provided.

Department:  Radiology

Contact: Ramzi Totah | 6507214161 |