Dr. Somarelli recently completed several years of post-doctoral fellowship at Duke and stayed on as faculty. His research focuses on metastasis, the process by which cancer cells disseminate and colonize throughout the body. Metastasis is responsible for over 90% of cancer deaths, so we must better understand how cancers metastasize to improve cancer treatments. He has pioneered the way for our group with his constant enthusiasm, ability to keep the group focused, and his tireless training of undergraduate students, medical students, and graduate students.
He is specifically interested in understanding 1. How alternative splicing and other transcriptional regulation contribute to cancer progression and metastasis; and 2. How phenotypic plasticity drives metastatic dissemination and colonization.
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