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Beckerle Lab (1986-2022)


Lab Members


Primary Focus: How Cells Modulate Their Behavior

The primary focus of the laboratory's research was examining how cells modulate their behavior in response to both extrinsic and intrinsic signals. This process of signal integration has profound effects on cell migration, morphology, and function—behaviors that, when aberrant, can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Scientific illustration of cell migration

Research Topics

Research topics included:

  • Mechanisms of cell migration and adhesion
  • Cells response to mechanical cues
  • Mechanism of tumor progression and metastasis

The Beckerle lab used diverse approaches to study these questions, ranging from studies of individual cells in culture to genetic-based experiments in mouse models.

How This Research Helps You

The Beckerle lab studied how cells move. This information is used to learn how cancer spreads throughout the body, and how to prevent that from happening.

Mary Beckerle, PhD

CEO, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Reagent and Protocol Requests

To request reagents or protocols, contact:

Greg Alushin
The Rockefeller University