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.
Undergrads present at UROP symposium
Undergrad researchers from our lab present posters on their research at the annual UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) symposium
Lawson lab Marches for Science, Los Angeles 2017
Devon speaks at 4th Annual Susan G. Komen Los Angeles Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles hosts this annual Community Education conference for patients and families with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Local physicians, scientists, nutritionists, and wellness experts give lectures. Click ‘learn more’ to see the FB feed and Dr. Lawson’s presentation, which starts at 1:54.00
Lab hosts Community education symposium
The Symposium was held in collaboration with Susan G. Komen, Orange County, and titled ‘Metastasis Research, Treatment, and Prevention Advances: From Bench to Bedside’ The goal was to present a summary of existing treatment options and ongoing research efforts in metastasis, for local patients, families, and patient advocates.
Devon speaks at MRS 2016
The Metastasis Research Society held its biennial meeting this September in Chengdu, China.
Devon is awarded ACS seed grant
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides several seed grants per year to junior investigators at UCI through an Institutional Research Grant. Dr. Lawson’s award will fund a new project aimed at investigating and targeting breast cancer brain metastasis.
Devon is awarded K22!
NIH NCI K22 Transition Career Development award
Study reveals seeds of Metastasis
Comment on Lawson DA et al., Nature, 2015. Cancer Discovery, Nov 19, 2015
Comment on Lawson DA et al., Nature, 2015
Early in Breast Cancer, Metastatic cells are Stem Cell-Like, Offering Targets, Bioscience Technology, Nov 4, 2015
Devon joins UCI
Devon joins as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, in the Chao Family Cancer Center and affiliated with the Gross Stem Cell Institute.