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Research in our group is focused on the biology of extracellular vesicles (EVs). EVs are small membrane-bound vesicles that are released by cells into the extracellular space. We are interested in how EVs released during stress allow cells in a multicellular organism to communicate and coordinate a response. We are also interested in the cargo carried by EVs and how this is taken up by recipient cells. Finally, we are developing ways in which this fundamental knowledge of EVs can be applied to better understand and treat diseases such as cancer.
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