Marina A. Guvakova

University of Pennsylvania, USA

Marina A. Guvakova was born in Siberia, Russia. She received the M.S. degree (with highest honors) in biology and the Ph.D. degree in cell biology from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Cytology and Genetics, in 1984 and 1992, respectively. In 1993, she served as a Visiting Scientist at Columbia University, New York, and then as a Research Associate at the Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. She became a Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. Presently, she works as an Assistant Professor and as a Senior Research Investigator at the Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is mainly interested in the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer: cell migration and invasion, signaling by the insulin-like growth factor I receptor, adhesion receptors, cytoskeleton proteins, and biomarkers of invasive cancer. In 1997, she was a recipient of the New Investigator Award from the Endocrine Society and Breast Cancer Research Award from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). Since 2003, she has been serving as a CDMRP Peer-Review Panel Member. She was a recipient of several awards from Gordon Research Conference. In 2008, she served as a Chair of "Biomarkers: The Thorny Way to Personalized Medicine" session at Ehrlich II Second World Conference, N├╝rnberg, Germany.

Biography Updated on 20 January 2011

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