Michael Sweeney

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Michael Sweeney
BSc, Biology  
St Francis Xavier University 
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
PhD Student in Genetics
Ana Soto, MD, Adviser

 

 

 

Morphogenesis of the complex branched structures found in the breast is poorly understood. I am studying the effects of various hormones on the regulation of morphogenesis during breast organogenesis and pregnancy. Using a 3D culture model, I will attempt to emulate the components required for the formation of ductal structures from breast-derived cells. Ultimately, I hope to better understand the interactions between epithelium, stroma, and extracellular components during ductal morphogenesis.

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