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Rebecca Heise, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Molecular Genetics

Box 843067
800 E. Leigh St.
Richmond, VA 23284




Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering


PhD, University of Pittsburgh (2008)

Research description

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.

Research keywords

ECM, tumor stiffness, KRAS, mechanobiology, lung cancer

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