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Professor Chris Bakal, Dynamical Cell Systems Group

To describe cellular signaling systems, the Bakal lab uses a combination of functional genomic, proteomic, and computational technologies.

Our research focuses on three main areas:

Cell Shape and Movement

This research looks at how cancer cells adopt different shapes during metastasis and what genes are responsible for metastasis.

Cellular Response to Stress

This research focuses on the control of reactive oxygen species and systems biology of the unfolded protein response.

Cell Cycle and Cell Division

This research focuses on the networks regulating cell division and mathematical modeling of the cell cycle.