Dept. of Biochemistry & Microbiology
Research Clusters: Cancer Biology; Neuroscience and Developmental Biology
Office: BBSC 336-G | Laboratory: BBSC 307
- Role of beta-catenin in melanoma development and progression
- Beta-catenin regulation of pituitary cell function
Beta-catenin is a multifunctional cell adhesion and signaling protein, important in both normal development and in some disease processes. The laboratory uses a number of cell and molecular techniques to examine the regulation of beta-catenin in melanoma. Our current hypothesis is that beta-catenin displays more gene regulatory activity because it is mis-localized.