• Title Associate Professor
  • Education PhD: University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada)
    Postdoctoral training: Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto, Canada)
  • Office K620
  • Web Address https://www.bumc.bu.edu/biochemistry/varelaslab/
  • Phone 617-358-4575
  • Area of Interest Hippo-YAP/TAZ Signaling, Lung Epithelial Biology, Cancer Biology, Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis, Immune Cell Functions

Research in the Varelas lab is focused on gaining insight into molecular mechanisms that direct cell fate decisions during animal development, homeostasis, and disease. The lab is particularly interested in understanding the functions of the transcriptional regulators YAP and TAZ (YAP/TAZ), which are key effectors of Hippo pathway signaling, and uses molecular and genetic approaches to study these factors across various aspects of biology.

Major study themes include Lung Epithelial Biology, Cancer Biology, Immune Cell Regulation, and Tissue Regeneration and Fibrosis.

Visit the Varelas lab website for more info

View all people