Carole Parent

Our Research

The parent labs works to understand how cells detect and respond to external chemotactic signals that are detected by GPCRs, and, in particular, how the spatial and temporal relay of chemotactic signals between cells impact single and group cell migration in the context of inflammation and cancer metastasis.

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About Carole Parent

Affiliate Research Professor
  • cancer biology
  • pharmacology
  • chemotactic signaling

Carole Parent's research focuses on understanding how cells detect and respond to external chemotactic signals and, in particular, how the spatial and temporal relay of chemotactic signals between cells impacts single and group cell migration. Her work has implications in a variety of processes, including inflammation, tissue repair and cancer metastasis.

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Highlights and Recent Publications

New paper describing exosome release in Dictyostelium and their role in signal relay. 

Extracellular vesicles direct migration by synthesizing and releasing chemotactic signals

Kriebel PW, Majumdar R, Jenkins LM, Senoo H, Wang W, Ammu S, Chen S, Narayan K, Iijima M, Parent CA.

J Cell Biol. 2018 Jun 8. pii: jcb.201710170. doi: 10.1083/jcb.201710170. [Epub ahead of print]