The Michael Overholtzer Lab

My laboratory investigates mechanisms of normal to tumor cell conversion, with a focus on basic epithelial cell biology, including the process entosis that we recently described. Entosis induces cell death by driving the formation of cell-in-cell structures and may be a novel mechanism of tumor suppression.

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Michael Overholtzer, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Cell biologist Michael Overholtzer studies the mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression, cell adhesion, and cell death.
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  • PhD, Princeton University

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