Jean Paul Thiery
Jean Paul Thiery is Research Director at IMCB at A*STAR, Senior Principal Investigator at the Cancer Science Institute and Head of the Department of Biochemistry at the National University of Singapore. He joined IMCB in 2006, from his position as Head of Translational Research at the Medical Division of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of Institut Curie, and before that, Head of the Cell Biology Department at the Institut Curie in Paris until 2003. After completing his PhD studies at the University of Paris, his postdoctoral studies with Gerald Edelman (Nobel Laureate) at the Rockefeller University led to the discovery of N-CAM, the first intercellular adhesion molecule to be identified. His influential works include pioneering studies on cell adhesion and migration in early embryogenesis, the roles of growth factors and adhesion signalling in epithelial-mesenchymal transitions, cell spreading, the discovery of widespread activating FGFR3 mutations in bladder cancers, and the mechanisms of metastasis in bladder and breast cancer. His current studies on tumour progression focus on phenotypic and oncogenomics studies of serous ovarian carcinoma with the aim to develop therapeutic interventions based on the EMT concept. Jean Paul Thiery is an EMBO and Academia Europea member.
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