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Lewis Cantley, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology (HMS)
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Lew Cantley is widely known for his many seminal discoveries in signaling and metabolism, including the identification of PI3 kinase and its role in transformation, as well as groundbreaking work unraveling the complexities of protein kinase signaling--his work has had major impact across virtually every aspect of cancer cell biology. For those of you who are new to the department, Lew was a Cell Bio faculty member from 1992-2003 before transitioning to the then newly formed HMS Department of Systems Biology in 2003. In 2012, Lew was recruited to Weill Cornell in New York City, where he served as Director of the Meyer Cancer Center. There, he built a remarkable program focused on the intersection of metabolism and signaling in cancer.

Lew rejoined the Department of Cell Biology at HMS and the DFCI-Cancer Cell Biology in 2022.  

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Cancer Cell Biology

 

 

Faculty Assistant

AMPK-dependent degradation of TXNIP upon energy stress leads to enhanced glucose uptake via GLUT1.
Authors: Authors: Wu N, Zheng B, Shaywitz A, Dagon Y, Tower C, Bellinger G, Shen CH, Wen J, Asara J, McGraw TE, Kahn BB, Cantley LC.
Mol Cell
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Identification of CDCP1 as a hypoxia-inducible factor 2a (HIF-2a) target gene that is associated with survival in clear cell renal cell carcinoma patients.
Authors: Authors: Emerling BM, Benes CH, Poulogiannis G, Bell EL, Courtney K, Liu H, Choo-Wing R, Bellinger G, Tsukazawa KS, Brown V, Signoretti S, Soltoff SP, Cantley LC.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Influence of threonine metabolism on S-adenosylmethionine and histone methylation.
Authors: Authors: Shyh-Chang N, Locasale JW, Lyssiotis CA, Zheng Y, Teo RY, Ratanasirintrawoot S, Zhang J, Onder T, Unternaehrer JJ, Zhu H, Asara JM, Daley GQ, Cantley LC.
Science
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Metabolic stress controls mTORC1 lysosomal localization and dimerization by regulating the TTT-RUVBL1/2 complex.
Authors: Authors: Kim SG, Hoffman GR, Poulogiannis G, Buel GR, Jang YJ, Lee KW, Kim BY, Erikson RL, Cantley LC, Choo AY, Blenis J.
Mol Cell
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SIRT6 puts cancer metabolism in the driver's seat.
Authors: Authors: Lyssiotis CA, Cantley LC.
Cell
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p70S6 kinase phosphorylates AMPK on serine 491 to mediate leptin's effect on food intake.
Authors: Authors: Dagon Y, Hur E, Zheng B, Wellenstein K, Cantley LC, Kahn BB.
Cell Metab
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I?B kinase a phosphorylation of TRAF4 downregulates innate immune signaling.
Authors: Authors: Marinis JM, Hutti JE, Homer CR, Cobb BA, Cantley LC, McDonald C, Abbott DW.
Mol Cell Biol
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Oncogenic Kras maintains pancreatic tumors through regulation of anabolic glucose metabolism.
Authors: Authors: Ying H, Kimmelman AC, Lyssiotis CA, Hua S, Chu GC, Fletcher-Sananikone E, Locasale JW, Son J, Zhang H, Coloff JL, Yan H, Wang W, Chen S, Viale A, Zheng H, Paik JH, Lim C, Guimaraes AR, Martin ES, Chang J, Hezel AF, Perry SR, Hu J, Gan B, Xiao Y, Asara JM, Weissleder R, Wang YA, Chin L, Cantley LC, DePinho RA.
Cell
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Inhibition of lung cancer growth: ATP citrate lyase knockdown and statin treatment leads to dual blockade of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)/AKT pathways.
Authors: Authors: Hanai J, Doro N, Sasaki AT, Kobayashi S, Cantley LC, Seth P, Sukhatme VP.
J Cell Physiol
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Systemic elevation of PTEN induces a tumor-suppressive metabolic state.
Authors: Authors: Garcia-Cao I, Song MS, Hobbs RM, Laurent G, Giorgi C, de Boer VC, Anastasiou D, Ito K, Sasaki AT, Rameh L, Carracedo A, Vander Heiden MG, Cantley LC, Pinton P, Haigis MC, Pandolfi PP.
Cell
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