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Tufts University School of Medicine

Michaela Reagan

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Laboratory: MMCRI

Michaela Reagan

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Programs: Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology
Laboratory: MMCRI

Phone 207-396-8196
Campus: MMCRI, Portland, Maine

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Education

  • BS, Engineering, Harvey Mudd College
  • PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University
  • Postdoctoral Training, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Research synopsis

Our research centers on multiple myeloma (MM), a blood cancer that grows predominantly within the bone marrow.  Like many other bone-metastatic cancers, MM causes painful tissue destruction, disruption of hematopoiesis, bone fractures, hypercalcemia, and eventual death. The role cells within the bone marrow niche such as adipocyte and 5 osteoblast lineage cells, as well as others play in this disease as well as the alterations that affect bone marrow stroma during cancer are areas of focus.