Stromal Niches for Mammary Stem Cells and Breast Cancer

Date: 2018-06-12 14:48:48
Time: 10:00
Venue: School of Medicine
Speaker: Yibin Kang
Category: Talk & Lecture

Venue: Room 701, Administrative Building, School of Medicine, Zijingang Campus

Yibin Kang (康毅滨) is a Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology at Princeton University.

Dr. Kang's research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis. His laboratory applies a multidisciplinary approach to analyze the molecular basis of cancer metastasis, combining molecular biology and genomics tools with animal models and advanced in vivo imaging technologies. Dr. Kang has published over 100 original articles in leading journals including Cell, Cancer Cell, and Nature Medicine. His work discovered new genes that promote recurrence, metastasis and chemoresistance of breast cancer, delineated tumor-stromal interactions that are essential for metastatic growth, and identified novel regulators with dual functions in mammary gland cell fate determination and tumor progression.