Research/Areas of Interest:

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.


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