Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus
    Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development - Program in Reproductive Sciences
  • B.S., Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

Research & Scholarship

Badtke, M.M., Jambal, P., Dye, W.W., Spillman, M.A., Post, M.D., Horwitz, K.B., Jacobsen, B.M. Unliganded Progesterone Receptors Attenuate Taxane-Induced Breast Cancer Cell Death by Modulating the Spindle Assembly Checkpoint Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Online First  Feb 21,2011.

Jambal, P., Badtke, M.M., Borges, V., Jedlicka, P., Harrell, J.C., Horwitz, K.B., Jacobsen, B.M. Estrogen Induces a Histologic Switch in a New Model of Mucinous Breast Cancer (In Preparation).

Pinto, M., Badtke M.M., Dudevoir, M.L., Harrell, J.C., Jacobsen B.M., Horwitz K.B., Vascular endothelial growth factor secreted by activated stroma enhances angiogenesis and hormone independent growth of estrogen receptor positive breast cancer cells in tumors. Cancer Research. 2010 Apr 1;70(7):2655-64.

Hippert (Badtke), M.M., O’Toole, P.S., Thorburn, A., Autophagy: Good, Bad, or Both?. Cancer Research. 2006 Oct 1;66(19):9349-51.

Estrogen switches pure mucinous breast cancer to invasive lobular carcinoma with mucinous features. Jambal P, Badtke MM, Harrell JC, Borges VF, Post MD, Sollender GE, Spillman MA, Horwitz KB, Jacobsen BM. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2013 Jan;137(2):431-48. doi: 10.1007/s10549-012-2377-x. Epub 2012 Dec 18. PMID:23247610[PubMed - in process]