Team Michelle donates to Lawson lab for new pilot project to research the function of Natural Killer cells (NK) in metastatic dormancy. Team Michelle is a non-profit organization launched by Michelle Crago Buessing, friends and family, following her diagnosis with breast cancer several years ago. Team Michelle hosts many yearly events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, and has been donating to breast cancer causes for >9 years.
The Lawson lab is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the metastatic spread of cancer cells to peripheral tissues. We take a systems-level approach, using cutting edge single-cell technologies to understand how the interplay between intracellular signals within the cancer cells, and extracellular stimuli from cells in the microenvironment influence the metastatic potential of individual cancer cells. We believe that new insights into the metastatic process will lead to new drugs to prevent and treat metastatic disease.