Dr. Partha Roy is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Roy received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 1997.
He is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology, American Association of Cancer Research, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.
The broad research interest of Dr. Roy's lab is to study the molecular mechanisms of cell migration. More specifically, investigating the role of profilin, an important actin-binding protein, in cell migration using breast cancer as model system. Ongoing studies focus on how molecular perturbations of profilin can be utilized to suppress invasive and metastatic potential of breast cancer cells. The laboratory is also investigating how profilin's interaction with other cellular proteins are regulated in vivo and what role they play during cell migration. These projects involve a combination of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and microscopic imaging techniques.
Dr. Partha Roy
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