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Laura Kim

Graduate Student, Chen Lab

Research Description:

Laura’s project is to elucidate the role of mTOR signaling in lung cancer.



Kim LC, Cook RS, Chen J. mTORC1 and mTORC2 in cancer and the tumor microenvironment. Oncogene. 2017 Apr 20;36(16):2191-2201. PMCID: PMC5393956.  

Youngblood VM, Kim LC, Edwards DN, Hwang Y, Santapuram PR, Stirdivant SM, Lu P, Ye F, Brantley-Sieders DM, Chen J. The Ephrin-A1/EPHA2 Signaling Axis Regulates Glutamine Metabolism in HER2-Positive Breast Cancer. Cancer Res. 2016 Apr 1;76(7):1825-36. PMCID: PMC4873477.

Edwards, D. N., Ngwa, V. M., Wang, S., Shiuan, E., Brantley-Sieders, D. M., Kim, L. C., Reynolds, A. B., and J. Chen (2017) The receptor tyrosine kinase EphA2 promotes cancer glutamine metabolism by activating the transcriptional co-activators YAP and TAZ. Sci Signal. 10:eaan4667.   PCMID: 29208682