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Pugazendi (Pugal) Murugan Erusappan

Senior Engineer


– PhD, University of Bergen, Norway
– M.Phil in Oral sciences, University of Bergen, Norway
– Bachelor of Dental surgery, Dr. Tamilnadu MGR Medical University, India

Academic interests

– Cell biology
– Cell adhesion signaling
– Integrins
– Extracellular matrix
– Fibrosis

Research area

  • Advanced light microscopy
  • Cell signaling
  • Fibroblast signaling
  • Fibrosis

Latest publications

Erusappan P, Alam J, Lu N, Zeltz C, Gullberg D (2019)
Integrin α11 cytoplasmic tail is required for FAK activation to initiate 3D cell invasion and ERK-mediated cell proliferation
Sci Rep, 9 (1), 15283
PubMed 31653900 DOI 10.1038/s41598-019-51689-6
Zeltz C, Primac I, Erusappan P, Alam J, Noel A, Gullberg D (2019)
Cancer-associated fibroblasts in desmoplastic tumors: emerging role of integrins
Semin Cancer Biol, 62, 166-181
PubMed 31415910 DOI 10.1016/j.semcancer.2019.08.004