Nikki Lytle, PhD
Geoffrey Wahl laboratory
The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
San Diego, California
Nikki Lytle, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Geoffrey Wahl. Dr. Wahl is the Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair and a Professor in the Gene Expression Laboratory of the Salk Institute for Biologic Studies.
“Interception of pancreatic cancer metastasis by targeting tissue wound repair”.
Dr. Lytle’s research seeks to understand environmental signals that influence metastatic progression in pancreatic cancer. The goal is to develop therapeutic approaches for preventing tumor cell survival and outgrowth in distant organs. The proposed research is designed to address how tissue damage, which leads to chronic inflammation and initiation of wound-healing regenerative programs, impacts pancreatic cancer metastasis.