Alexander Kiepas


RESEARCH PROJECT

The role of lipoma preferred partner (LPP) protein in breast cancer cell migration, invasion, and metastasis

BACKGROUND

Oncology research has always been a subject close to my heart because of a family history of breast cancer. After completing my B.Sc. with Honors in Physiology at the University of Alberta, I decided to join the Siegel lab as a PhD student in the department of Physiology. I am currently working on LPP and the mechanisms through which it enhances breast cancer cell migration. Under the co-supervision of Drs. Brown and Siegel, we have shown that LPP must localize to adhesions and interact with the actin cytoskeleton to facilitate TGFβ-enhanced cell migration.

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CONTACT INFO

Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre - McGill University
1160 Pine Ave. West (Room 508)
Montreal, Quebec (Canada)
H3A 1A3
T. 514.398.8889
F. 514.398.6769

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