Ana Luisa Correia

Institution: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research


Maulbeerstr. 66 CH-4058 Basel Switzerland


Research interests:

Breast cancer, Tumor dormancy, Metastatic microenvironments, Epithelia-stroma interactions, Organotypic 3D culture models

Selected publications:

Correia AL, Mori H, Chen EI, Schmitt FC, Bissell MJ. (2013). The hemopexin domain of MMP3 is responsible for mammary epithelial invasion and morphogenesis through extracellular interaction with HSP90β. Genes Dev, 27: 805‐17. Ghajar CM, Correia AL, and Bissell MJ. (2013). The role of the microenvironment in tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. Molecular Basis of Cancer, 4th Ed. chapter on the Tumor Microenvironment (in press). Correia AL and Bissell MJ. (2012). The tumor microenvironment is a dominant force in multidrug resistance. Drug Resist Updat, 15: 39‐49. Paredes J*, Correia AL*, Ribeiro AS, Milanezi F, Cameselle‐Teijeiro J, and Schmitt F. (2008). Breast carcinomas that co‐express E‐ and P‐cadherin are associated with p120‐catenin cytoplasmic localization and poor patient survival. J Clin Pathol, 61: 856‐62. Paredes J, Correia AL, Ribeiro AS, Albergaria A, Milanezi F, and Schmitt F. (2007). P‐cadherin expression in breast cancer: a review. Breast Cancer Res, 9: 214‐26. Ribeiro AS, Albergaria A, Sousa B, Correia AL, Bracke M, Seruca R, and Schmitt FC. (2009). Extracellular cleavage and shedding of P‐cadherin: a mechanism underlying the invasive behaviour of breast cancer cells. Oncogene, 29: 392‐402. Paredes J*, Correia AL*, Ribeiro AS, and Schmitt F. (2007). Expression of p120‐catenin isoforms correlates with genomic and transcriptional phenotype of breast cancer cell lines. Cellular Oncology, 29: 467‐76.

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