Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director, Harper Cancer Research Institute
University of Notre Dame
M. Sharon Stack received her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Louisville, completed post-doctoral training in biochemical pathology at Duke University Medical Center, and served for several years as a Research Assistant Professor in Pathology at Duke. In 1994, she joined the faculty in the Department of Cell & Molecular Biology at Northwestern University where she rose through the ranks to tenured Professor. Her overall research focus is in the area of molecular mechanisms of metastasis in ovarian and oral cancers. Understanding the molecular mechanisms by which tumor cells orchestrate multiple micro-environmental cues to regulate the expression and activity of metastasis-associated proteinases is the major focus of the laboratory. She has published over 140 peer-reviewed research articles and reviews. Her laboratory has been continuously funded by the NIH/NCI since 1989. Stack was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2012.
This talk is presented by The Harper Cancer Research Institute's Month of Hope. To learn more visit harpercancer.nd.edu