Rebecca Heise, Ph.D.
Research program member: Cancer Molecular Genetics
800 E. Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23284
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering
PhD, University of Pittsburgh (2008)
We are seeking to determine how the mechanical environment in lung tumors influences cancer progression. Primarily, we are interested in how tumor stiffness and related mechanics influence KRAS mutated tumors. We utilize novel extracellular matrix-based approaches for this study.
ECM, tumor stiffness, KRAS, mechanobiology, lung cancer