Dr. Masa Nozawa joined our laboratory in 2000 and worked on a several of projects. He established a mammary primary cell culture system and worked with Brian Bierie and Jean Pierre Renou on projects examining the effect of beta-catenin stabilization on prostate development and the application of cDNA microarrays, repectively.
Masa left our laboratory in 2002 to pursue a career as a surgeon in Osaka / Japan.
Publications whilst at LGP
1. Nemade, R., Bierie, B., Nozawa, M., Bry, C., Smith, G.H., Fuchs, E. and Hennighausen, L. (2004) Biogenesis and function of mouse mammary epithelium depends on the presence of functional alpha-catenin. Mechanisms of Development, 121, 91-99.
2. Bierie, B., Nozawa, M., Renou, J.-P., Shillingford, J.M., Morgan, F., Oka, T., Taketo, M.M., Cardiff, R.D., Miyoshi, K., Wagner, K-U., Robinson, G.W. and Hennighausen, L. (2003). Activation of beta-catenin in prostate epithelium induces hyperplasias and squamous transdifferentiation. Oncogene 22:3875-3877
3. Miyoshi, K., Rosner, A., Nozawa, M., Byrd, C., Morgan, F., Landesman-Bollag, E., Xu, X., Seldin, D.C., Schmidt, E.V., Taketo, M.M., Robinson, G.W., Cardiff, R.D. and Hennighausen, L. (2002). Activation of different Wnt/beta-catenin signaling components in mammary epithelium induces transdifferentiation and the formation of pilar tumors. Oncogene 21:5548-5556