Larry A. Feig, Ph.D., is Professor of Biochemistry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Program Director of the Graduate Program in Biochemistry at the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts. Dr. Feig’s laboratory focuses on the Ras superfamily, proteins that are of intense interest in biomedical research because a defect in their regulation contributes to the development of many types of cancer. One approach the lab uses is to exploit bioengineered, 3-D tissue models to reveal novel aspects of how Ras signaling promotes the development of cancer. The Feig lab also studies how Ras function in the brain contributes to learning and memory. Finally, the lab studies how positive and negative experiences can influence brain function and behavior for long periods of time and even across generations.
Dr. Feig can speak about:
- Biochemistry underlying learning and memory
- Biochemistry of cancer development