Headshot portrait of David Wu - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2017 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: undeclared
Supported by: Bio-X
Mentor: Peter Jackson, Microbiology & Immunology and Pathology

David’s work is to examine how the Kras oncogene regulates cell migration and adhesion, an important determinant of how cancer cells move within the body. Using proteomic and bioinformatic methods, he is looking for unknown factors that could couple cell migration to tumor metastasis, the deadliest part of cancer progression.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2017:

How to Feed a Cancer Cell: The KRAS Gene and Macropinocytosis

David Wu1, Marcus Kelly1,2, Peter K. Jackson1,3
[Departments of Immunology & Microbiology1 and Cancer Biology2 and Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology3, Stanford University]