|Title||Research Assistant Professor|
|Institution||School of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Department||Pathology and Laboratory Medicine|
|Address||University of Rochester Medical Center|
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester NY 14642
||2005||Ruth L Kirschstein National Research Service Award | NICHD training grant|
||2000||Jack and Susan Rudin Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences|
||Best Talk Prize | Northeast Society for Developmental Biology|
The salivary glands are important for their physiological role in digestion and oral health, and the site of pathological processes, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. I am using my experience in vertebrate embryology and signal transduction to understand the molecular processes underlying the development, maintenance, and regeneration of normal salivary glands, as well as their pathological alteration in oncogenesis.
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