Christine Lawson, Ph. D. is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center in the program of Gynecological Oncology in the Department of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Lawson completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology, her M.Sc. in Microbiology-Immunology and her Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Laval University (Quebec, Canada). Her postdoctoral studies have led her to uncover a new molecular linkage between integrins and FAK in the control of cell motility. Her research interests are now expanding these findings to the importance of FAK, talin and integrins in ovarian cancer and how these proteins interact and regulate one and other during initial binding events of cancer cells to the peritoneal wall and other organs during metastasis. Dr. Lawson was a recipient of a postdoctoral research award from the Canadian Institutes in Health Research (CIHR) from 2009-2012.