California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 2007, BS (Biochemistry)
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, 2013, PhD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, 2018, Postdoctoral Fellowship
The Sullivan Lab broadly seeks to understand how metabolism is used to support cell function. A major focus is to identify the metabolic pathways that are particularly required for cancer growth and progression, with the goal to identify new targets for cancer therapy. We use mass spectrometry, isotope tracing, metabolomics, and cancer models to understand several themes in metabolism including the roles of specific metabolic pathways in supporting cell proliferation, the network effects of physiologically relevant perturbations to cell metabolism, and the discovery of new metabolic products and pathways.
The current goals of the laboratory seek to span from translationally relevant projects, testing metabolism modifying therapies in preclinical cancer models, to basic science discovery, investigating new roles for coenzyme networks and identifying new metabolites, to better understand cell metabolism in cancer and beyond.