Integrin signaling underlies a multitude of biological phenomenon throughout development, physiological homeostasis, chronic disease progression, and cancer malignancy. We are interested in integrin-associated focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling in disease models such as vascular inflammation and cancer metastasis.

Integrin adhesion signaling in vascular inflammation and cancer, FAK, adhesion-mediated miRNA regulation.

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry
PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003