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Nelson Research Profiled in Princeton Alumni Weekly

Celeste Nelson, Professor of and Director of Graduate Studies for Chemical and Biological Engineering, and some of her recent research are profiled in an article in the January 11 issue of the Princeton Alumni Weekly, the magazine reaching all Princeton alumni/ae.  The research described focuses on how the relatively stiff and oxygen-deficient environment of tumor cells influences their potential to grow and spread throughout the body, via a signaling protein known as ILK.  Nelson’s team’s findings were published recently in an article in Cancer Research entitled, “Tissue Stiffness and Hypoxia Modulate the Integrin-Linked Kinase ILK to Control Breast Cancer Stem-like Cells” (on-line version available to those with journal access).