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Tumor-associated extracellular vesicles (EVs) enhance breast cancer metastasis through platelet-neutrophil aggregates and neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs)

Dr. Bennewitz, an Assistant Professor in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, received a TME CoBRE pilot grant for her project. Her collaborators include Dr. Timothy Eubank, Dr. Brian Boone, Dr. Duaa Dakhlallah, and Dr. Hannah Hazard-Jenkins, who bring complementary expertise in breast cancer models and molecular biology, NETs in the tumor microenvironment, EV characterization, and breast cancer patient treatment, respectively.

Amount Awarded
$50,000
Length of grant
2 Years

Faculty Involved

A photo of Margaret Bennewitz.
Margaret Bennewitz, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Mentor, Cancer Cell Biology Graduate Education
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Phone
304-293-2111
A photo of Timothy Eubank.
Timothy Eubank, PhD
West Virginia University
Positions
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
Phone
304-293-0525
A photo of Brian Boone.
Brian Boone, MD
West Virginia University
Positions
Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology, Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Laboratories
Phone
304-293-7095
A photo of Duaa Dakhlallah.
Duaa Dakhlallah
West Virginia University
Position
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
Phone
304-293-9578
A photo of Hannah Hazard-Jenkins.
Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS
West Virginia University
Positions
Director, WVU Cancer Institute Administration
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology, Surgery
Surgeon-in-Chief & Director of Clinical Services, WVU Cancer Institute Clinics
Faculty, Medical Education
Member, WVU Cancer Institute Research Programs
Phone
304-293-0781