Richardson - Cell polarity, cell signalling and cancer

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Helena RichardsonDr Helena Richardson

Associate Professor, College of Science, Health and Engineering

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Research overview

Our group uses the vinegar fly, Drosophila, to model cancer with the vision of understanding how regulators of cell shape (polarity) impact on cell signaling and cancer development. Additionally, we seek to understanding the signaling pathways in the tumour microenvironment that dictate whether polarity-impaired mutant cells live or die. To achieve this, we collaborate with Professor Patrick Humbert (Cancer Theme), Dr Marc Kvansakul (Molecular Imaging Theme) and Professor Andrew Hill (Neurobiology Theme).

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