Ken Lau

Gut response to fluid flow

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that microvilli – finger-like projections from cells in the intestine – respond to the shear stress of fluid flow to drive a cellular pathway that regulates nutrient balance.

Single-cell study of tumor samples

A new method for analyzing cells in fixed biopsy tissues from patients by guide personalized treatment strategies for cancer.

DISSECTing cell signaling networks

Vanderbilt researchers have developed a new method to study cell signaling networks at single-cell resolution.

Pioneers of Discovery: Investigator driven to divine cellular ecosystem’s rulebook

Ken Lau, Ph.D., a new assistant professor in Cell and Developmental Biology, is out to determine the rules that lead to cells converting from one type to another, for example, when a healthy cell becomes a cancer cell.

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