Welcome to the laboratory of Celina G. Kleer, M.D., Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Breast cancer has killed millions of women and continues to be responsible for over 44,000 deaths each year in this country. Morphology and current prognosticators do not allow accurate prediction of progression and metastasis, indicating that some breast cancers, despite grade and size at diagnosis, have the ability to invade and metastasize early in their development, unbeknownst to both patient and clinician. Our laboratory focuses on discovering better ways of identifying breast cancers with a propensity to metastasize. To this end, we are devoted to understanding major mechanisms of breast cancer initiation and progression and in translating them into clinical utility. We use histopathology, cellular, and mouse models.
In the next pages, you will find details about our laboratory projects. Please feel free to contact us for additional information.
10:00 am EST
Join us for a virtual event featuring the Department of Pathology's Dr. Celina Kleer, who will host a discussion related to her experiences in understanding breast cancer and her journey as a physician-scientist.
Dr. Celina Kleer named 2019 AACR Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research
Along with co-investigators, Sabra Djomehri, a graduate student in Celina Kleer's Laboratory, has discovered the proteomic landscape of metaplastic carcinomas, the most aggressive type of triple negative breast cancer. The study, published in [...]
The American Association for Cancer Research announced that Celina Kleer, MD, the Harold A. Oberman Collegiate Professor of Pathology and Director of the Breast Pathology Program, will be the recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research, supported by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.