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Heather Dunn, Ph.D.

Heather Dunn Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Microbiology with Cancer Emphasis, Clemson University 2004

Research Interests
Mammary Gland Development
Cancer Biology
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Office: 315 Rhodes Engineering Research Center
Phone: 864-656-8623

Dunn Research Laboratory

Mammary Development and Cancer Biology

Mammary Gland Development
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition
Stem cell activity in the developing mammary tissue
Reactivation of early developmental events in adults

Cancer Biology
Racial disparities in triple-negative breast cancer
Cancer initiation, invasion, and metastasis
Laser microdissection of select cell types

Molecular mechanisms of selected tissue and microenvironments
Identification of novel biomarkers and potential drivers of cancer
Data repositories for potential applications in other diseases