Kun Xu


Kun Xu
BS, Genetics
Heilongjang Agricultural University
Daqing, PRC
MS, Veterinary Medicine
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
University of Maine
Orono, ME
Postdoctoral Scholar
Rachel Buchsbaum, MD, Adviser

I am studying a novel model of breast cancer invasion that we have identified involving Tiam1. This model involves using recombinant DNA techniques to determine how each part of the Tiam1-scaffold protein pathway network contributes to this model. I use multiple assay systems to evaluate this, including three-dimensional tissue culture of human mammary cells, an organotypic culture model of human skin, and a mouse model of human breast cancer.

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