Cancer Metastasis Research

Cancer Metastasis is the primary cause of cancer-related deaths. Research in the laboratory is dedicated to understanding the molecular biology of cancer metastasis and translating this knowledge to clinical application. 

The research program is based on three central themes: A) Investigating the molecular mechanisms of tumor cell migration, B) evaluating and validating these mechanisms in the patient population, and C) developing research and clinical tools to advance our studies.

Andries Zijlstra [Email]
Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Nashville, TN, USA; Edmonton, Canada; Calgary, Canada

Contacts N/A 
Program Type


Funding Type

Fellowships, Grants


North America

Global Health Topics

Basic Sciences, Cancer 


Graduate students (non-clinical); Medical students (MD); Post-doctoral students, residents, or trainees

Program Length

6 to 12 months

VU Affiliation

The program is affiliated with Vanderbilt.


The program does not have a language requirement.