Sheila A. Stewart, Ph.D.

Gerty Cori Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Cell Biology & Physiology; Professor, Department of Medicine

  1. Lab: (314) 362-7449

Research Interests: Dr. Sheila Stewart’s research focuses on understanding how age-related changes in noncancerous cells (referred to as stroma) participate in cancer development. While it is clear that mutations in an incipient tumor cell are important for cancer development, it has become evident that changes in the surrounding stroma are also critical to the process. Indeed, old stromal cells can promote tumor cell growth. Dr. Stewart’s group is delving further into how old cells modulate the immune response and impact dormant tumor cells and thus promote cancer with the intent of identifying possible therapeutic targets.

Professional Education

  • B.S.: University of Minnesota, MN, 1990, Microbiology
  • Ph.D.: University of California-Los Angeles, CA, 1996, Microbiol & Immunology
  • Postdoc: University of California-Los Angeles, CA, 1996-1998, Microbiol & Immunology
  • Postdoc: The Whitehead Institute/MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1998-2003, Cell Biology

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