Laboratory for breast cancer progression and metastasis

The Roarty Laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms responsible for breast cancer progression. We integrate cell, developmental, and cancer biology approaches to understand 1) how normal developmental signals regulate proper cell fate, morphogenesis, and differentiation of the breast, and 2) how such signals, often co-opted during cancer progression, direct the invasion and spread of tumor cells to distant organs during breast cancer metastasis. Through these efforts, we hope to identify novel mechanisms responsible for breast cancer progression.

Learn more about our research HERE.