Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Skin Disease Research Center

Sergey M Troyanovsky, PhD

Sergey M Troyanovsky, PhD

Professor of Dermatology and Cell and Molecular Biology



Ward Building Room 9-031
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

s-troyanovsky( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: All-Union Cancer Research Center, Oncology (1981)


Description of Interests

Dr. Troyanovsky's research focuses on cadherin, intercellular adhesion, and signaling. Classic cadherins are critical proteins mediating cell-cell adhesion and various signaling pathways responsible for cellular proliferation, differentiation, and morphogenesis. Abnormalities in this system are causal factors in many pathologies, including cancer. The molecular mechanisms of cadherin-based adhesion, however, are largely unknown. How do cadherins establish the adhesion contact? How do they interact with the cytoskeleton? What are the signaling pathways they control? Our laboratory's work is centered around these questions. We are currently working on the following specific projects.

Interests (Keywords)

Cell Adhesion Mechanisms; Cell Biology; Cell Imaging

Research and Publications

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