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Cell & Developmental Biology

A basic science department examining cell-intrinsic and cell-extrinsic regulation of cell, developmental and cancer biology

CDB in the news

Dr. Caroline Enns was elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this year for outstanding fundamental research discoveries on the biochemical, cell biological, and physiological mechanisms underlying iron homeostasis and its regulation. Read more

CDB postdoctoral fellow Alain Silk of the Wong lab presented a poster at the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting in New Orleans and had an article written about the lab's work in The Scientist. Read more

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OHSU cancer researcher aims to make cancer a manageable disease

About one in three Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes, and close to 600,000 will die as a result this year. Lisa Coussens hopes to dramatically reduce that number, making cancer a manageable disease instead of a deadly one. While traditional cancer research focuses on the malignant cells themselves, Coussens, a professor at the Knight Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University, is part of a new wave of biologists investigating the surrounding microenvironment. Read more


OHSU researching new breast cancer drug

Women with the most aggressive form of breast cancer are getting some new hope from research done right here in Portland. Women with triple negative breast cancer don't usually respond to the most traditional therapies. The prognosis is also another five to eight years to live, but this new research is aiming at extending that. Read more

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