There are several projects ongoing in Dr. Spelsberg's laboratory, involving the mechanisms of action of both the estrogen and TGF-β signaling pathways in normal cells and possible defects occurring in cancer cells. These projects are funded by three NIH grants, a Breast Cancer Research Foundation grant, the Bruce and Martha Atwater Foundation, a Kendall award and the Mayo Foundation.

About Dr. Spelsberg

Dr. Spelsberg received his B.A. (1963) and Ph.D. (1967) degrees at West Virginia University in a Chemistry Developmental Biology and Genetics Program, and received further training in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute as a postdoctoral fellow. In 1969 he was promoted to staff at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. The following year Dr. Spelsberg moved to a staff position at Vanderbilt Medical Center in the Center for Reproductive Biology, where he was awarded an American Genetics Foundation fellow. In 1973 he accepted a position at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Department of Molecular Medicine.

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