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Lyndsay M. Murrow, PhD

Dr. Murrow is using an engineered 3D model of the human mammary gland to determine how stem cells in the breast sense and respond to overall cellular composition. She aims to understand how sparsely distributed stem cells use local cues in the tissue to sense global changes in cell number. Since loss of tissue organization and abnormal stem cell differentiation are two key features underlying breast cancer development, this work will help identify new strategies for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Project title: "Fate specification of mammary stem cells by cell self-sorting"
Institution: University of California, San Francisco
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Zev J. Gartner, PhD
Cancer Type: Breast
Research Area: Systems Biology