Lucas Sullivan, PhD

faculty member

Lucas Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Basic Sciences Division, Fred Hutch

Mail Stop: C3-168

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.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, 2018

PhD, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2013

BS, Biochemistry, California Polytechnic State University, 2007

Current Projects

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.

"Science is a creative pursuit, where you get to ask questions that bump up against the edge of human knowledge, and maybe identify something that no one has ever known before."

— Dr. Lucas Sullivan

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