Faculty and Research

Marina Kriajevska, PhD
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Research Interest

Her research is focused on mechanisms of tumour cell plasticity and, in particular, on how Epithelial to Mesenchymal Transition (EMT) affects cytoskeletal remodelling, cell morphology, motility and invasiveness. She has been studying calcium-binding S100 proteins in the regulation of myosin dynamics and tumour cell motility in EMT cell models and tumour xenografts in Zebrafish.
Marina is currently serving as the Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports.

Selected Publications

Marina Kriajevska graduated from the Moscow State University where she studied virology and biochemistry. She obtained her PhD in biochemistry from the Institute of Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. She undertook post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Professor Saida Zain at the University of Rochester, and then worked as a research scientist in the laboratory of Professor Eugene Lukanidin at the Danish Cancer Society in Copenhagen.
Marina started her independent research as a Lecturer in cancer cell biology in the Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, UK