January 3, 2013

Surgery Research Collaborative to discuss potential mechanisms involved in cancer migration and invasion, Tuesday, Jan. 8

As part of the Surgery Research Collaborative speaker series, Claudia Andl, Ph.D., assistant professor of Surgery and Cancer Biology, will present, “E-cadherin and TGFb receptor II function in epithelial homeostasis,” Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 5 p.m. at the University Club – Hermitage Room.

Andl’s research focuses on the cell adhesion molecule, E-cadherin and how its loss is often associated with metastasis.

She received her Masters of Science from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and her Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the University of Essen in Germany. The work for her thesis project was conducted at the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2006, she was presented with the Research Scholar Award from the American Gastroenterology Association, Foundation for Digestive Health and Nutrition. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2008.

The Department of Surgery Research Collaborative was developed to provide synergy between the basic sciences and clinical research as a means of enhancing research opportunities within the Section of Surgical Sciences.

The collaborative hosts open meetings the second Tuesday of every month in the Hermitage Room at the University Club from 5 to 6:30 p.m., offering opportunities for informal discussion as well as presentations from both the basic sciences and translational research. Section faculty, residents, fellows and staff are invited and strongly encouraged to attend.

Refreshments are provided.