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Stefano Piccolo

Università di Padova | Italy

EMBO 2007

Cell and tissue homeostasis

We study how cells sense their environment and use this information to build and maintain tissues with specific form, size and function. We are also interested in how disruption of these homeostatic mechanisms leads to tumor formation, progression and metastasis, hoping to identify new routes for the treatment of incurable cancers. Our research focuses in three areas: Growth factor signaling, Mechanotransduction and Cancer Stem Cells.

Keywords: Signal transduction / cell biology / cancer stem cells

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Molecular Medicine | Signal Transduction