Lisa is a research instructor studying the role of DEK in breast cancer progression, with emphasis on Wnt signaling and breast cancer stem cells. She obtained a BA at Miami University (OH) with a double major in microbiology and classical humanities. She completed her MS and PhD degrees in human genetics at the University of Michigan before joining the Wells Lab in 2008 as a post-doctoral research fellow.
3-dimensional cell culture of immortalized human mammary epithelial cells. The addition of DEK (bottom) causes phenotypic changes similar to early events in breast cancer development.