Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms.Tissue formation during embryonic development, wound healing and immune responses all require the orchestrated movement of cells in particular directions to specific locations. Cells often migrate in response to specific external signals, including chemical signals and mechanical signals.
The Role of Gap Junctions in Cellular Migration. by. Bado Hewa DeFranco. Bachelor’s of Science, Biology and Philosophy, Benedictine University 1996. Master’s of Science, Biology, University of Illinois, 2002. Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of. School of Medicine: Department of Cell Biology and Physiology in partial fulfillment.
For my dissertation, I plan to use a new economic framework and statistical analysis to study the interrelationship between temporary labor migration and development, particularly industrialization and human capital. Incorporating unique characteristics of temporary labor migration, I develop a theoretical model that takes into account decisions of individuals to migrate and of firms to adopt.
Doing doctoral research and writing a doctoral dissertation leads to the highest academic degree awarded at Flemish universities: the degree of doctor of philosophy. As a PhD researcher you will mainly conduct research, sometimes in combination with some teaching assignments. Studying for a PhD makes it possible for you to focus on a fascinating research topic, under expert guidance. Not only.
After completing his post-doctoral fellowships in Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (specializations: cell migration, photomanipulation of proteins), he began his independent academic career at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roy is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the American Association of Cancer Research, and the.
MODELING AND TARGETING SIGNAL TRANSDUCTION PATHWAYS GOVERNING CELL MIGRATION Sourabh Prakash Kharait, MD, PhD. University of Pittsburgh, 2006 ABSTRACT Cell migration is a complex biophysical event that is dysregulated in a variety of human diseases including cancer. The ability of tumor cells to migrate enables cancer dissemination causing.
Dissertation directed by: Profs. Wolfgang Losert and Edward Redish, Dept. of Physics Abstract. This dissertation pulls from the fields of physics, biology, and education to address novel problems both in current biological research on collective cell migration and in a reformed introductory physics for life science (IPLS) course. In collective cell migration, cells communicate with each other.
Overall the work in this dissertation advances our understanding of the structure and dynamics of collective migration and the parameters governing this process by combining quantitative statistical analysis, mathematical modeling, and in-vivo live imaging. Collective migration is the process by which cells organize individual motions to productively migrate as a group and plays a fundamental.