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Christopher Lemmon, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Cell Signaling

Department affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering


MS, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000)
PhD, Johns Hopkins University (2008)

Research description

My lab is interested in the field of mechanotherapeutics: therapies that target the structure of the desmoplastic extracellular matrix. My lab is particularly interested in disrupting assembly of the extracellular matrix protein fibronectin, which is assembled into viscoelastic fibrils in the matrix and plays a prominent role in promoting tumor growth and metastasis.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Biomarkers,Cancer cell biology,Cell signaling,Cytoskeleton,Metastasis,Signal transduction,Tumor microenvironment

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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