Alexandra Naba, PhD

University of Illinois at Chicago

Alexandra Naba is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at University of Illinois at Chicago. During her postdoctoral training at MIT with Richard Hynes, she pioneered the use of proteomics to study the composition of the extracellular matrix through the development of the Matrisome Project. In addition to devising new bioinformatic and proteomic methods to further characterize the ECM, the Naba lab now focuses on deciphering the roles of a novel ECM glycoprotein, SNED1, in cancer progression and development. In 2018, Alexandra received the Rupert Timpl award from the International Society for Matrix Biology and the Junior Investigator award from the American Society for Matrix Biology, recognizing her contributions to ECM research.

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