Kate Foley

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BSc Biomedical Sciences, University College Cork

PhD Supervisor:  Dr. Paul Young

My research focuses on the differential roles of the non-muscle actinins, isoforms 1 and 4.   Discrepancies exist with regard to the roles that these isoforms have in cancer development and progression. Both non-muscle isoforms have been reported to act as tumour promoters and suppressors in different cancer types. In particular, my work examines the localisation and molecular interactions of actinin 1 and 4. The identification and characterisation of actinin-interacting proteins should better aid our understanding of the molecular mechanisms that underlie non-muscle actinin function, leading to cell migration and metastasis.

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Cancer Biology at UCC

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