mission is to understand the underlying mechanisms that control cancer cell metastasis. We are particularly focused on the role of RSK2 and PEA-15 in complex with ERK MAP kinase in cancer cell invasion and migration. More recently our work has extended to the function of RasGRP1 in skin cancer. In collaboration with Chemists in the Natural Products and Experimental Therapeutics program we are developing new drugs to target cancer based on our basic research findings. Currently we are investigating the dysregulation of cell signalling in skin cancer, renal cancers, neuroblastoma and glioblastoma.
Funding for our research has been provided by The National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, the Hawaii Community Foundation and the Friends of the Cancer Research
Center among others.
Here you can get
acquainted with our work through our publications and statement of research
interests. In addition, take a moment to note who is in the lab and some of our collaborators. Our lab is on the beautiful island of Oahu and you can find
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