The Campbell Family Professor of Cancer Research
Professor Littlepage's research program is focused on the contributions of the epithelium and surrounding stroma/microenvironment to both cancer progression and normal tissue development in the mammary gland and prostate.
Overall, her research is grounded in understanding the mechanisms of cancer progression and in identifying therapies that prevent or reverse cancer in patients. She develops and uses integrated mouse models and genome-wide association studies to understand the contributions of specific genes in vivo at multiple points in cancer progression, spanning from normal mammary development to tumor progression and metastasis and chemotherapy resistance.
The Campbell Family Professorship was endowed by Robert and Joan Campbell, of North Brunswick, New Jersey. A member of the College of Science Advisory Council, Bob is the former vice-chairman of the board of Johnson & Johnson. Two of the Campbells’ four children are Notre Dame graduates.