J. Javier Bravo-Cordero, PhD

Associate Professor
Tisch Cancer Institute
Div. of Hematology/Medical Oncology
& Department of Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Dr. Bravo-Cordero is an Associate Professor at the Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Tisch Cancer Institute. He is also associate scientific director of the Microscopy and Advanced Bioimaging Core at Mount Sinai. Dr. Bravo-Cordero was trained as a cell biologist and molecular biologist. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Autonoma University of Madrid (Spain) and his PhD in Cancer Biology at the Spanish National Cancer Institute (CNIO, Spain), working on mechanisms of tumor cell invasion in 3D collagen matrices. During his postdoctoral training in the laboratories of Dr. John Condeelis and Dr. Hodgson at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he extended his expertise in cancer metastasis by applying unique imaging technologies such as FRET microscopy and intravital imaging.

The work at Bravo-Cordero Lab (“In vivo Imaging and Metastasis Lab”) concentrates on understanding how tumor cells disseminate during metastasis. His lab is focused on understanding the biology of dormant cancer cells and how the interaction with the microenvironment determines the fate of disseminated cancer cells and the entrance and escape from dormancy at metastatic organs. To approach their scientific questions, his lab develops multidisciplinary sets of imaging and cell biophysics tools (including high-resolution intravital imaging, super-resolution microscopy, FRET microscopy, light-sheet microscopy, and quantitative imaging) in order to study the tumor cell phenotypes and the activation of signaling pathways in vivo.

Dr. Bravo-Cordero has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications, some of them in high impact journals such as Nature Cell Biology, Nature, Nature Cancer, and Cell. He is also the recipient of a K22 Career Development Award, the Career Catalyst Research Award from Susan G. Komen, a Young Investigator Award from the JJR foundation, Irma-Hirschl Awards, the Schneider-Lesser Foundation Award, the Emerging Leader Award from the Mark Foundation, and other independent grants from the National Institutes of Health (including R01s, R03, P01, R67).

Visit the Bravo-Cordero Laboratory here: https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/bravo-cordero-lab/

Dr. Bravo-Cordero is on Twitter at @BravoCorderoLab

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