Vijay Setaluri

Credentials: Dermatology Department

Position title: Cell and molecular biology of skin in health and disease


Phone: (608) 263-5362

439 Medical Sciences Center
1300 University Ave
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Cancer Biology; Transcriptional Mechanisms

research description:

My ongoing research is focused on understanding a) functions of BRAF signaling beyond its role in driving cellular proliferation. We are investigating the cross-talk between BRAF and Notch signaling in affecting tumor cell differentiation and regulating cellular autophagy via the mTOR signaling pathway, b) calcium homeostasis in normal melanocytes and melanoma cells and the role of tissue-specific calcium channels of the transient receptor potential family proteins in melanoma tumor progression and c) potential and limitations of reprogrammed adult fibroblasts to generate structurally and functionally intact skin.

ALSO A TRAINER IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS: Comparative Biomedical Sciences (CBMS), Molecular & Environmental Toxicology

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