Welcome to the Laboratory of Molecular Cancer Biology
Wnt signaling is a highly conserved pathway important in stem cell maintenance, cell proliferation, cancer and development. Our laboratory studies the Wnt signaling pathways with an emphasis on the protein kinases and phosphatases that are regulated by Wnt, and that control the fate of cells.
Biography of Principal Investigator:
David Virshup (MD) is the Director of the Programme in Cancer and Stem Cell Biology at the Duke-NUS Medical School (Singapore) and a Professor of the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University. Until July, 2007, he was an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, and the first Willard Snow Hansen Presidential Professor of Cancer Research at the University of Utah. While spending the majority of his time on laboratory-based research, he is also a practicing pediatric hematologist/oncologist. Virshup received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1981. He completed his clinical training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Johns Hopkins. His research training was in the departments of Pediatrics, Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Molecular Biology and Genetics at Johns Hopkins.