Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963954 | Print ISBN: 9781412959087 | Online ISBN: 9781412963954| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Andrew J. Waskey
CONNIE J. EAVES is stem cell biology researcher at the Terry Fox Laboratory in the British Columbia Cancer Research Centre. She is also the director of the Terry Fox Laboratory and professor of medical genetics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. In addition, she is an associate member of medicine and associate member of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Eaves is a world—class researcher in the field of hematopoietic stem cell biology. She has made a number of discoveries that have aided the development of stem cell assays, and her research has shown that molecular regulation of stem cell fate decisions is significant in the development of breast cancer. She has also contributed to the study of leukemogenesis. Her most important recent discovery has been that breast cells include breast stem cells, which has been a breakthrough in the medical field ...