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Grandis

Grandis

Grandis

Dr. Grandis’s research focuses on the signal transduction in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) development and progression with the ultimate goal of targeting key pathways for therapeutic benefit. By taking key findings from the clinic and investigating mechanisms in a series of preclinical models, as well as developing novel therapeutic approaches in the laboratory and carrying out innovative clinical trials that employ these treatment strategies. Dr. Jennifer R. Grandis received her medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, and completed her internship from the same institution. Dr. Grandis completed both a residency and an Infectious Disease fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania. Prior to joining UCSF, Dr. Grandis was the UPMC Endowed Chair in Head and Neck Cancer Surgical Research and Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology at the University of Pittsburgh. She led the Head and Neck Cancer Program and was the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology.Habitat losses as a result of expanding smallholder farming and logging threaten this species, and it does not occur in degraded habitat. Though O. grandis was previously reported to be common, it has undergone significant decline across its range. It occurs in at least one protected area, Parque Internacional La Amistad, on the border of Costa Rica and Panama (Stuart et al. 2008). Description: Oedipina grandis is one of the largest salamanders in the genus Oedipina.

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