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Professor Jo Adams

Professor Jo Adams

Professor Jo Adams
MA(Cantab.), PhD(Lond.)

Professor of Cell Biology

Area of research

Role of Signaling to the Cytoskeleton by the Extracellular Matrix in Cell Motility Processes

Office DW15
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2361

Research summary

The central interest of the laboratory is in cell-matrix adhesion processes and their roles in regulating intracellular signaling and cell protrusions. We study molecular mechanisms of these processes in health and disease. Research areas focus on extracellular processes that modulate extracellular matrix organization, also on intracellular signaling pathways that regulate actin cytoskeletal organisation in cell protrusions and adhesion complexes. More details of each area are given on the laboratory Group Page.

  • Fascin-based protrusions and their role in carcinoma cell migration and metastasis: Current projects study signaling mechanisms that regulate actin-bundling by fascin in carcinoma cell migration and metastasis, examine how ...

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Link to: Hydra Mesoglea Proteome Identifies Thrombospondin as a Conserved Component Active in Head Organizer Restriction.


1981. B.A. Cantab (Natural Sciences, Biological) 1985. M.A. Cantab. 1987. Ph.D. University of London.

1987-1990. Post-doctoral researcher, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London. (Laboratory of Fiona Watt).

1990-1991. EMBO Long Term Fellow and 1992-1994. HFSPO Long Term Fellow,  Vascular Research Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University. (Laboratory of Jack Lawler).

1994-2004 (held until 2002). Wellcome Trust Senior ...

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