Liesje Steenkiste

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 

Division of Basic Sciences

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Entry Quarter: Autumn 2014

Research Summary

I am interested in understanding how post-translational modifications, such as protein-tyrosine phosphorylation and ubiquitination, regulate cell proliferation, transformation and migration in normal epithelial cells and cancer cells. My work involves investigating focal adhesion proteins and how their regulation through these modifications contributes to migration.