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The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles

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Daniele M. Gilkes 

Title & Affiliation:
Assistant Professor of Oncology, Breast and Ovarian Cancer Program, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Most-cited Article:
Hypoxia Selectively Enhances Integrin α5β1 Receptor Expression in Breast Cancer to Promote Metastasis

Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Non-cellular components of the tumor microenvironment: O2 and the extracellular-matrix

Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: The first day that I stepped foot in a lab, I was hooked. I love the anticipation of experimental results. Nothing is ever mundane. I also care about helping people and making an impact. My career lets me have all of that.

Q: What are your hobbies or passions outside of work?
A: Cooking, Reading, and Spending time with family.


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