We are interested in understanding how integrins contribute to almost every step of cancer progression. Current projects focus on finding novel regulators of integrin activity, and endo/exosomal traffic, and on appreciating the mechanisms controlling tumour-stroma cross-talk, including how cancer cells sense key biophysical cues. In addition, we are now using our expertise in these areas, combined with technological advances, to explore the role of integrin-mediated adhesions in maintaining stem cell pluripotency, a concept that is currently underappreciated. This is an exciting new area of research for our lab and one which we hope will lead to exciting discoveries.
We are hiring!
We are looking for a postdoc to join us and help decipher the complex connections between adhesion signalling, the actin cytoskeleton and oncogenes! Click on Post ID 9864 on the open vacancies page at University of Turku. Deadline is 31st October 2020!