Dr Rita Pedrosa

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Research Focus

Unpicking the molecular mechanisms underlying angiocrine signalling

Upon DNA-damaging therapy, blood vessels produce a cocktail of cytokines and chemokines – the angiocrine signal. Our laboratory recently published evidence that FAK can control this angiocrine signal and that this can help sensitise tumours to DNA-damaging therapy.

My work will identify other players in the regulation of angiocrine signalling using a CRISPR screen. I will also explore the molecular mechanisms underlying how FAK controls angiocrine signalling.

Supervisor:
Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke
Upcoming Events
  1. Thursday Seminar Series – Dr. Vivian Li

    June 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  2. Distinguished Guest Lecture – Professor Robert Bristow

    June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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