Francisco Vega, MD, PhD, University of Miami

Francisco Vega, MD, PhD
Francisco Vega, MD, PhD

Dr. Vega's research has demonstrated that Hedgehog signaling is aberrantly activated in high-grade B- and T-cell lymphomas and that this aberrant behavior contributes to deregulated autonomous cell growth and to the survival and chemotolerance of lymphoma cells.



  1. Qu C, Kunkalla K, Vaghefi A, Frederiksen JK, Liu Y, Chapman JR, Blonska M, Bernal-Mizrachi L, Alderuccio JP, Lossos IS, Landgraf R, Vega F. Smoothened stabilizes and protects TRAF6 from degradation: A novel non-canonical role ofsmoothened with implications in lymphoma biology. Cancer Lett. 2018 Nov 1;436:149-158.