Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch
Dr. Lucas Sullivan studies cell metabolism under normal and cancerous conditions. Tumors modify their metabolic pathways to support the increased demand for new cellular components and building blocks that enable excess cell growth. Dr. Sullivan works to outline the metabolic pathways that tumors rely on to grow and progress, including identifying potential targets for future cancer therapies. He also aims to deepen our understanding of metabolism in general, working to discover new molecular products of metabolism and their roles in sustaining cell survival and growth.
B.S., Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, 2007
Ph.D., Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, 2018
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.