Raghu Kalluri, M.D., Ph.D.
RE Bob Smith Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research | Professor and Chair, Department of Cancer Biology
Director, Metastasis Research Center | CPRIT Established Investigator
Welcome to the Kalluri Laboratory in the Department of Cancer Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Thank you for taking the time to learn about our research program. The central mission of the Kalluri Laboratory is to perform innovative and cutting-edge research to unravel how cells and their environment communicate to maintain organ health and how such core tissue communication is altered in disease pathogenesis. We investigate the biology of cancer with an implicit mission to develop new strategies for diagnosis and therapy. Importantly, the Kalluri Laboratory endeavors to achieve this goal by fostering a fertile training ground for the next generation of scientists and physician-scientists.
The broad research focus areas in the Kalluri Laboratory are:
- Cancer biology and metastasis
- Tumor microenvironment
- Tissue injury and regeneration
- Matrix biology
- Organ fibrosis
- Biology of exosomes in health and disease