Mark Esposito is awarded the Pre-doctoral F31 Fellowship

Grants, Fellowships and Awards
Posted on June 7, 2016

Mark Esposito, a graduate student in the Kang lab was awarded the pre-doctoral F31 fellowship for his research proposal entitled Exploration of the dynamics of E-selectin interaction in breast cancer metastasis.

The colonization of distant organs by cancerous cells is a process responsible for the vast majority of deaths in oncology. Mark's research seeks to identify molecular interactions that impact the dissemination and progression of these etastatic cancers with the goal of providing new therapeutic targets. This project focuses on how golgi-resident enzymes and extracellular membrane proteins interact to control the initial communication between cancer cells and the organs which they invade.