Pascale Charest^*

Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Accepting Students

Preferred Method of Contact: Email

Degrees and Appointments

  • B.Sc. 1998, Universite de Sherbrooke
  • M.Sc. 2000, Universite de Montreal
  • Ph.D. 2005, Universite de Montreal
  • Postdoctoral fellow 2005-2010, University of California, San Diego
  • Assist. Project Scientist 2010-2012, University of California, San Diego

Specialties: Metabolism, Signaling, and Regulation, Protein and Membrane Biochemistry

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Research Description

How cells migrate in response to external chemical cues (chemoattractants), a process (chemotaxis) that is important to normal physiology and that is also implicated in the onset and progression of diseases such as cancer metastasis. Metastasis, the migration of cancer cells away from the primary tumor to other parts of the body, is by far the major cause of death from cancer.