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Mina Bissell

breast cancer researcher / geneticist

Dr. Bissell is a pioneer in the area of the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) and microenvironment in regulation of tissue-specific function with special emphasis in breast cancer, where she has changed some established paradigms.  The concepts she has developed are fundamental to normal tissue morphogenesis and cancer, and the impact of her work is profound.

Mark LaBarge


Mark's principle interests are to understand the role of microenvironment in mammary stem cell fate decisions in the contexts of aging and breast cancer.