Analysis and targeting of cell-cell interactions in Pancreatic cancer. Mike is a Principle Scientific Associate in the Miller lab at the Cancer research UK- Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 at the University of Cambridge, after which he moved to the laboratory of Dr Joyce Fingeroth at Harvard University, and then returned to the University of Cambridge in 2005 to take a position in the Division of Virology, Department of Pathology. Mike joined CRUK-CI in 2015 as the senior scientific associated to the laboratory to Dr Martin Miller.
The focus of my current research is to understand the molecular mechanisms governing the interaction of pancreatic tumours cells with non-tumour cells present with the tumour microenvironment (e.g. macrophages and fibroblasts) using multi-omics platforms and by development of a new protein barcoding technology. My goal is to reveal pathways which enable communication within the tumour microenvironment and identify novel therapeutics for the treatment of Pancreatic cancer.