Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Oct, 2019

Congratulations to Sophie on publication of her study in  Molecular Metabolism!

Subcellular metabolic pathway kinetics are revealed by correcting for artifactual post harvest metabolism

Sept, 2019

Hayley’s commentary in Cancer Discovery:

Epigenetic Control of Fatty-Acid Metabolism Sustains Glioma Stem Cells

July, 2019

Welcome to Mike Noji, a new CAMB/Cancer Biology PhD student joining the lab!

Congratulations to Luke, who has been selected for a slot on the Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant!

May, 2019

Congratulations to Sully, who was selected for a slot on the Endocrine T32 training grant!

New research paper published: Adipocyte ACLY Facilities Dietary Carbohydrate Handling to Maintain Metabolic Homeostasis in Females

Congrats to Sully and John!

Congrats to Joyce and Luke for passing their prelims!

April, 2019

Welcome to Salisa Kruijning, joining us as a visiting student from the Netherlands

January, 2019

Alessandro’s research paper is published in Cancer Discovery: Acetyl-CoA metabolism supports multistep pancreatic tumorigenesis

December, 2018

Welcome to our newest lab member, Joyce Liu, an MD/PhD student in the BMB program!

August, 2018

New review article published:  Metabolic Signaling to the Nucleus in Cancer, Mol Cell. 2018 Aug 2;71(3):398-408. 

July, 2018

Welcome to Hayley Affronti, joining the lab as a postdoctoral fellow!

June, 2018

Welcome to Luke Izzo, joining the lab as a new CAMB/Cancer Biology PhD student!

May, 2018

Congratulations to Sophie for winning a poster award at the NYAS Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Symposium!

Sophie’s commentary “Metabolite regulates differentiation” appears in Science.

April, 2018

New Research Study is published:  Acetyl-CoA promotes glioblastoma cell adhesion and migration through Ca2+-NFAT Signaling, in Genes and Development.  Congratulations to Joyce and all involved! Click Here to view the recent twitter post from Penn

December, 2017

Sophie is awarded in ADA Postdoctoral Fellowship

November, 2017

Review article published!

Spatiotemporal Control of Acetyl-CoA Metabolism in Chromatin Regulation (Sivanand et al, Trends in Biochemical Sciences)

September, 2017

Steve is awarded an F99/K00 fellowship!

August, 2017

Congratulations to Joyce on her successful thesis defense.

July, 2017

Congratulations to Sharanya on her successful thesis defense.

Congratulations to Sharanya for publication of her study in Molecular Cell!  

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May, 2017

Welcome to Katharina Huber, joining us as a visiting student from Graz, Austria!

Congratulations to Isabella, for her acceptance into the University Scholars program!

April, 2017

Dr. Wellen is promoted to Associate Professor, with Tenure

Karla is selected for Jumpstart for Juniors program

March, 2017

Sydney Campbell is awarded an F31 predoctoral fellowship.

Webinar: Deciphering cancer: The intersection of epigenetics, metabolism, and tumorigenesis

Kathryn E. Wellen, Jason Locasale

February, 2017

Steve Zhao's research is highlighted in the CAMB student newsletter:

CAMB Student Newsletter

October, 2016

Congratulations to Sydney Campbell, who was recently appointed to the "Training in Tumor Virology” training grant. T32-CA-115299.

Steven Zhao and AnnMarie Torres' recent publication, ATP-Citrate Lyase Controls a Glucose-to-Acetate Metabolic Switch was selected to be featured on the cover of Cell Reports.

Cell Reports Cover 10 2016