My long-term research interests include the regulation of angiogenesis and the role of vascular mural cells (pericytes and smooth muscle cells) in the breast tumor microenvironment. A second major interest is the development and characterization of models to study breast cancer brain metastasis development and treatment, with a focus on tumor-brain microenvironment interactions. Also, we have extended our studies to include the therapeutic tumor and normal tissue responses to radiation.

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