Research

Research

The Lum lab studies cellular communication systems that coordinate cell fate decision-making in metazoans. Several signaling molecules that govern adult tissue homeostasis, including Wnt and Hedgehog, provide the investigative framework for regenerative medicine and anti-cancer agendas.

The research team combines high-throughput experimental strategies in cultured cells with genetic, chemical, and biochemical approaches in vitro and in vivo to uncover actionable mechanisms supporting injury repair and cancerous growth.