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David K. Breslow, PhD

Dr. Breslow is studying the primary cilium, a cellular structure that enables cells to sense and respond to specific external cues. While disruptions to primary cilia are known to promote tumor formation and cause developmental defects, how cilia orchestrate these processes remains poorly understood. He is using a combination of genomic, biochemical and cell biology approaches to investigate how specific signaling occurs in the cilia. 

Project title: Dissecting the role of the ciliary transport machinery in oncogenic signal transduction
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Award Program: Dale Frey Scientist
Cancer Type: Other Cancer, Brain, Pancreatic, Skin
Research Area: Cell Biology