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Highlights for 2022

2022 Highlights

May 2022
The Mendoza Lab receives an R01 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to investigate how ERK signaling controls and integrates the molecular forces of cell migration.

The Mendoza Lab receives an R01 from the National Cancer Institute to investigate how lung cancer invasion is driven by interactions between oncogenic ERK signaling and altered extracellular matrix in the tumor microenvironment

July 2022
Welcome to new lab member: Postdoc Dr. Samatha Stam!

October 2022
Mendoza Lab publishes review in Frontiers on “ERK signaling for cell migration and invasion.”

Rebecca Zitnay publishes paper in Plos Computational Biology on the development of a new computational model of lung mechanics that shows lung tumors amplify the strain experienced during respiration.  The model was developed in collaboration with Dr. Jeffrey Weiss, in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The Mendoza Lab receives funding from the Concern Foundation to study the expression and function of Tenascin-C in early lung adenocarcinoma.

December 2022
Welcome to new lab member: lab specialist Wontak Kim!