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Dr. Catherine Pallen

Dr. Pallen's lab investigates the molecular control of cell movement to understand how aggressive cancer cells are able to spread through the body.

Chldhood Cancer Research

Her team is focused on a group of enzymes called protein tyrosine phosphatases (PTPs), which control cellular processes that go awry in cancer cells. The purpose of this research is to identify how these enzymes regulate cell movement and can be targeted for treatment to prevent migration to other parts of the body. Other research in Dr. Pallen's lab focuses on how to repair damage caused to the brain by radiation treatment.