Robert Mecham, PhD

Robert Mecham, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Alumni Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Extracellular matrix and cell-matrix interactions. Receptors for extracellular matrix. Cell matrix interactions in metastasis.


  • 1976: PhD, biochemistry, Boston University


  • 1976 - 1977: Postdoctoral fellowship, biochemistry, Boston University

Selected Research Publications

A matricellular protein fibulin-4 is essential for the activation of lysyl oxidase.
  • Noda K, Kitagawa K, Miki T, [...] Mecham RP, [...] Nakamura T
  • Sci Adv 2020

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