Our lab is part of the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University. We are also members of a number of Research Institutes, Centers, and Programs at Duke. We accept graduate students from a number of places including but not limited to Cell and Molecular Biology, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, the Program in Genetics and Genomics, Pharmacology, and Molecular Cancer Biology.
We have a longstanding interesting in understanding the structure and function of metabolic networks in health and pathology. We are particularly interested in how diet and nutrition shape metabolic pathways and how metabolism influences epigenetics and chromatin biology. The development and application of metabolomics approaches form the core of our research.
We are a diverse group with equally diverse skills in analytical chemistry, genetics, computational biology, bioinformatics, and mathematics, cell biology, and biochemistry allowing us to solve complex biological problems with an integrative and collaborative approach.
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Maria’s paper is in press in Cell Chemical Biology!
Sam’s collaborative paper is accepted in Nature Genetics!
Mahya’s paper is accepted for publication in Nature Communications!
Xiaojing’s paper is published in Cell Metabolism!
Xiaojing’s collaborative paper is published in Nature Cell Biology
Ziwei’s review is published in Metabolic Engineering
Mike’s paper with Marc and others is published in Genes and Development
Welcome Mike, a new Postdoctoral Fellow from Mei Kong's lab!
Welcome Juan, a senior research staff and analytical chemist
Welcome Ziwei, a new Postdoctoral Fellow from Luhua Lai's lab!
Zheng, Bella, and Christelle's collaborative paper is accepted in Cell Reports!
Welcome 1st year PhD students Yihan Liao (Cell and Molecular Biology) and Elias Eteshola (Pharmacology) to the group!
Ahmad gave an invited talk at the New Frontiers in Understanding Tumor Metabolism Keystone Meeting in Banff, Alberta CA!
Maria's article "The Warburg Effect - How Does it Benefit Cancer Cells?" is the most read article in Trends in Biochemical Sciences!
Welcome Siqi and Elias as new rotation students in Pharmacology
Neel made the 30 under 30 list in Forbes Magazine! Congrats!
Welcome Woonyung, Nora, Yihan, and Abraham as new rotation students in Cellular and Molecular Biology, and Molecular Cancer Biology!
Welcome Bella, a new Postdoctoral Fellow from Dennis Vance's lab!
-Aug 15, 2015-
Xiaojing gave an invited talk at the American Chemical Society National Meeting in Boston!
-July 13, 2015-
Congratulations to Maria for passing her A-exam!
-May 11-12, 2015-
-March 31, 2015-
Congratulations to Maria on receiving a prestigious NSF Fellowship!
-March 29-April 3, 2015-
Sam presented her work on metabolism and epigenetics at the 2015 Epigenomics Keystone Symposium in Keystone, CO
-March 20, 2015-
-January 26 2015-