Jason Somarelli, PhD
American Cancer Society Post-Doctoral Fellow
||Nazareth College of Rochester
State University of New York at Brockport
Florida International University
Metastasis, the process by which cancer cells disseminate throughout the body to colonize otherwise healthy tissues, is responsible for over 90% of carcinoma deaths. There is substantial evidence to suggest that carcinoma cells transition from epithelial to mesenchymal phenotypes and back again during the metastatic cascade. My interests lie in using genetically-regulated reporters of epithelial plasticity to understand the role of phenotypic transitions in metastasis. I am also working to identify and develop novel prognostic biomarkers of carcinoma progression in prostate and other cancers.
Find out more about me on Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jason-somarelli/49/681/a26.
Check out my papers on Pubmed: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Somarelli.