First Person is a series of interviews with the first authors of a selection of papers published in Journal of Cell Science, helping researchers promote themselves alongside their papers. Vasileios Papalazarou is joint first author on ' Collagen VI expression is negatively mechanosensitive in pancreatic cancer cells and supports the metastatic niche', published in JCS.

Vasileios conducted the research described in this article while a PhD student in Laura Machesky's lab at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UK. He is now a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Karen Vousden at the Francis Crick Institute, London, UK, investigating cancer metabolism, cell migration and metastasis: