Vania Braga
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Vania M.M. Braga


Vania Braga's research interests include understanding the signalling pathways required for epithelial specification and how these processes are subverted during diseases and tumour progression. She is Deputy-Head of the Molecular Medicine Section, and was appointed Campus Director for the Faculty of Medicine (2012-2015). Dr. Braga participates in a number of editorial boards, review panels and grant committees in Europe.

Biochemistry Cell Biology Computer Vision Oncology

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Reader in Cell-cell Adhesion Signalling

Imperial College London
National Heart and Lung Institute, Faculty of Medicine
Her lab focuses on signalling triggered by E-cadherin-dependent cell-cell contacts and small GTPases of the Rho and Rab subfamilies. The lab investigates the mechanisms via which E-cadherin contacts co-regulates different cellular and signalling processes to enable assembly and maintenance of tight adhesion, epithelial function and differentiation.

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