Alex Muir
Tumor biology, Tumor microenvironment
 

About

BA/BA Biology/Romance Languages and Literature, University of Chicago, 2009

PhD Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2015

MA, Post-doctoral fellow Tumor Metabolism, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass., 2019

Our group is interested in understanding the metabolic adaptations that allow cancer cells to grow and proliferate, causing tumor growth. To understand how cancer cell metabolism works to that end, we use metabolomics techniques to catalog the nutrients in the microenvironment of tumors. This provides us with a “menu” of nutrients that cancer cells could potentially metabolize to fuel their growth. Once we know the “menu” for different tumor types, we then use a variety of experimental tools from metabolomics to CRISPR gene editing to determine which nutrients cancer cells actually consume from the “menu” and which metabolic pathways process these nutrients. From these experiments, we are delineating the biochemical underpinnings of cancer cell growth.

 
See All Publications   

Ludwig Center at the University of Chicago
5758 South Maryland Avenue MC 9006
Chicago, Illinois, U.S. 60637

T 773 702 0817
F 773 834 7233

Notice
?

You are now leaving Ludwig Cancer Research's website and are going to a website that is not operated by the association. We are not responsible for the content or availability of linked sites. Do you wish to continue?

Continue
Cancel