Pascale G Charest, PhD

Cancer Biology Program, Research Member

Biography

BS Biochemistry 1995-1998, Universite de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec CA
MS Biochemistry 1998-2000, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec CA
PhD Biochemistry 200-2005, Universite de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec CA
Post-doc 2005-2010, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla CA USA
Assistant Project Scientist 2010-2012, University of California-San Diego, La Jolla CA USA
Assistant Professor 2012-2019, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Cancer Focus

We study how cells migrate in response to external cues, a process that is important to normal physiology and that is also implicated in the onset and progression of cancer. Metastasis, the migration of cancer cells away from the primary tumor to other parts of the body, is by far the major cause of death from cancer. One main reason for the lack of efficient anti-metastasis therapy is lack of understanding of what promotes tumor cell migration. Our goal is to identify key signaling pathways and mechanisms that control cell migration to guide the development of therapeutic strategies preventing the spread of cancer.