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BME Seminar Series: Alexander Birbrair, PhD

October 30, 2023 @ 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

Alexander Birbrair

Targeting the peripheral nervous system in the war against cancer

Alexander Birbrair, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Malignant cells are embedded in altered complex tissue ecosystems involving a wide range of non-malignant cell types, including immune cells, fibroblasts, endothelial cells, and pericytes, and their myriad interactions. Recent studies by our group and others have demonstrated that the nervous system and cancer bear a close, entangled relationship, and nervous system components are also part of the complex tumor microenvironment. In this talk, we will present what we discovered so far about the role of sensory neurons and Schwann cells in cancer progression.

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