Damon Runyon Researchers

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Kelsie A. Eichel, PhD

Dr. Eichel is studying how proteins travel across cellular membranes and are sorted to different areas of the cell. This highly regulated mechanism generates distinct membrane domains of the cell with unique protein compositions, which are essential for cellular functions. Dr. Eichel hopes to understand how membrane trafficking plays a role in cancer biology, including loss of cellular polarization, uncontrolled cell growth, invasion, and metastasis.

Project title: "Mechanisms of polarized membrane protein trafficking"
Institution: Stanford University
Named Award: Robert A. Swanson Family Fellow
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Kang Shen, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Cell Biology