Zegers, Mirjam
Dr. Mirjam Zegers 


Women's cancers


Dr. Zegers received her PhD at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where she analyzed the trafficking of plasma membrane sphingolipids and demonstrated a functional role of these lipids in cell polarization. As postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Keith Mostov at the University of California, San Francisco, she continued to study epithelial morphogenesis by focusing on Rho GTPase signaling in epithelial wound healing and morphogenesis in 2D and 3D culture systems. Dr. Zegers continued this work as a group leader at the University of Chicago, where she delineated the cross-talk of cell-cell and cell-matrix signaling in the control of contact inhibition of epithelial cells. Currently, she focuses on the role of cell-cell adhesion molecules in regulating collective migration in developmental and cancer cell models of the breast and kidney.

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