Seth Parker – Guest Speaker

“Differential transporter utilization facilitates nutrient crosstalk and creates a targetable metabolic niche in cancer,” by Seth Parke, Post-Doctoral Fellow, New York University School of Medicine, Alec Kimmelman Lab.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and BC Children’s Hospital presents Seth Parker, candidate for joint Faculty position in BMB and BCCHRI.

Seth Parker received his B.S. in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego where he developed quantitative methods to study cancer metabolism under the supervision of Dr. Christian Metallo. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at New York University School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Alec Kimmelman where he studies alanine transport in pancreatic cancer. He is interested in understanding how specific transporters permit acquisition of nutrients from the tumor microenvironment, and how targeting these transporters may restrict tumor growth by limiting access to anabolic substrates.

Friday, September 6th at 9:00 am
Michael Smith Laboratories, Lecture Theatre, Room 102
2185 East Mall