About The Author

I am a cancer researcher trained in cell biology, immunology and molecular oncology. I have made major contributions to the discoveries that defects in cell death can cause cancer, autoimmune disease and impair the response of cancers to chemotherapy.

My current work aims to reach a detailed understanding of the molecular control of programmed cell death. My team is exploiting this knowledge to develop novel treatments for cancer and autoimmune diseases that directly activate the cell death machinery.

BOK, BAX And BAK Proteins And Their Role In Apoptosis

Embryonic development is a fascinating process where a fertilized oocyte develops into a multicellular, adult organism. For more than 70 years, it was thought that many morphological changes we observe during embryogenic development were driven by apoptosis, a form of cell death that sculpts our tissues and removes superfluous structures that are no longer required.