Dr Elaine Hemers
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences
Tel: 0151 231 2026
Dr Hemers is a senior lecturer within the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences. Her research interests include Epithelial-mesenchymal interactions in the tumour microenvironment and sheis a member of the Biochemical Society.
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Liverpool John Moores University, 2000
PhD Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Liverpool University, 2005
Selected Recent Publications:
Varro, A., Kenny, S., Hemers, E., McCaig, C., Prezemeck, S., Wang, T.C., Bodger, K. and Pritchard, D.M. (2007) Increased gastric expression of MMP-7 in hypergastrinemia and significance for epithelial-mesenchymal signaling. American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal Liver Physiology. 292, (4), G1133-40.
McCaig, C., Duval, C., Hemers, E., Steele, I., Pritchard, D.M., Prezemeck, S., Dimaline, R., Ahmed, S., Bodger, K., Kerrigan, D.D., Wang, T.C., Dockray, G.J. and Varro, A. (2006) The role of matrix metalloproteinase-7 in redefining the gastric microenvironment in response to Helicobacter pylori. Gastroenterology, 130, 1754-63.
Hemers, E., Duval, C., McCaig, C., Handley, M., Dockray, G.J. and Varro, A. (2005) Insulin-like growth factor binding protein-5 is a target of matrix metalloproteinase-7: implications for epithelial-mesenchymal signalling. Cancer Research, 65, 7363-9.