Ryan Petrie Publishes Review Article
April 29, 2016
Ryan Petrie, PhD, assistant professor of biology, published a review article in PubMed titled "Multiple mechanisms of 3D migration: the origins of plasticity". Research over the past few years has revealed that human cells move through three-dimensional tissue, like that found in our bodies, using a surprising variety of unique molecular mechanisms. Remarkably, a single cell is able to switch between multiple distinct mechanisms of migration depending on the physical structure of the material surrounding it. This review summarizes these mechanisms driving 3D cell motility and proposes how they are functionally related to each other.
Read the article: "Multiple Mechanisms of 3D Migration: The Origins of Plasticity"