Origins of Metastatic Traits

22. května 2014 | Mendel Lectures

Začátek v 17:00 v Mendelově muzeu. 

Vstup zdarma. Jazyk přednášky angličtina.

Speaker: Joan Massagué, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA
Joan Massagué (born April 30, 1953), is the Chair of the Cancer Biology and Genetics Program atMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and aHoward Hughes Medical Institute investigator. An internationally recognized leader in the study of both cancer metastasis and growth factors that regulate cell behavior, he is also a professor at the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences and a member of theNational Academy of Sciences.

Joan Massagué is interested in the mechanisms that support tissue homeostasis and cancer metastasis. Focusing on transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) as one of the most prevalent signaling pathways in metazoan biology, he elucidated this signaling pathway and is establishing how TGFβ signals control pluripotency and differentiation in stem cell and homeostasis in mature cells. He is also interested in how cancer cells co-opt this and other pathways for metastases. His goal is to use this basic knowledge for treating cancer.