MD, National Taiwan University
Ph.D., Stanford University
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2] Cell migration & cancer metastasis
3] Ca2+ signaling
Interactions among signaling modules in cell migration
Cell migration is important for embryonic development, immune response, tissue regeneration and cancer metastasis. Recent reports have indicated that different signaling modules have to coordinate temporally and spatially for efficient cell migration. However, how these modules are controlled for synchronized activities is still not clear. Our preliminary data suggest that these signaling modules interact closely to each other, for proper cell migration and for maintenance of vascular integrity. This hypothesis will be examined by multi-disciplinary approaches, including the combination of small molecule inhibitors and RNA interference, 2-dementional cell migration assays and 3-dimentional angiogenesis experiments, computational image analysis and quantification. Through these approaches will we better understand cell migration and cell-cell interaction, and further identify molecular targets for novel therapeutics.
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Dosage of Dyrk1a Shifts Cells
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The proliferation-quiescence decision is controlled by a bifurcation in
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A localized Wnt signal orients asymmetric stem cell division in
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External push and internal pull forces recruit
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Ca2+ pulses control local cycles of lamellipodia
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1] Live cell imaging system 活細胞影像系統 (建構中)
2] Ca2+ imaging system 鈣離子影像系統
(Figure: Human umbilical vein endothelial cells migrate toward
the central open space in a wound-healing assay. The nuclei are labeled
with Hoechst. Color lines represent traces of cell migration over 12 hours.)