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  • Dr. Catherine K. L. Too, PhD


Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, cross-appointed to the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine

Research Interests:

Prolactin receptor signal transduction, androgen receptor, breast cancer, prostate cancer

Prolactin action in cancers

Prolactin is produced by some cancer cells and acts as a local growth factor to stimulate cell proliferation. Dr. Catherine Too and her team have cloned several new genes whose levels are altered by prolactin. Their current research investigates the roles of prolactin-regulated carboxypeptidase-D, alpha 4-phosphoprotein (a component of the mTOR pathway) and their newly identified interacting protein partners in the growth and survival of prolactin-responsive breast and prostate cancers.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Too is a BHCRI Senior Scientist, a member of the CRTP Management Committee and has been a BHCRI Seminar Series presenter.


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