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Research We Fund: Extramural Discovery Science

Peer Review Committee for Metastasis and Microenvironment (MM)

Areas Reviewed

  • Cell-cell interaction, adhesion, cell polarity, and the signaling events responsible for the pre-invasive to invasive transition and metastatic spread

  • Cellular and molecular events mediating tumor-stroma interactions, tumor-induced alterations of the extracellular matrix, tumor cell dormancy, tumor angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis, and the specific niche environment in tumorigenesis
  • Stromal components and their mechanism of interactions within a tumor microenvironment 

Peer Review Committee Members

Co-chair, Traci Lyons, PhD, University of Colorado Anschutz
Co-chair, Zach Schafer, PhD, University of Notre Dame
Stakeholder, Joanne Wellman
Stakeholder, Edgardo Fabregas
Paula Bos, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Ovijit Chaudhuri, PhD, Stanford University
Lan Coffman, MD, PhD, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC)
Leah Cook, PhD, National Cancer Institute
Rajan Kulkarni, MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University
Greg Lesinski, PhD, MPH, Emory University
Srinivas Malladi, PhD, UT Southwestern
Sandra McAllister, PhD, Harvard University
Marina Pasca di Magliano, PhD, University of Michigan
Anirban Mitra, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
Sara Pedron-Haba, PhD, University of Illinois
Paolo Provenzano, PhD, University of Minnesota
Lei Xu, MD, Harvard University
Liqin Zhu, PhD, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital