Metabolism research at Wisconsin Tech Council meeting

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Assistant professor Jason Cantor.

At a Nov. 2022 meeting of the Wisconsin Tech Council (WTC), biochemistry assistant professor and Morgridge Institute for Research investigator Jason Cantor described the renaissance taking place in metabolism research.

“The overarching hypothesis of our lab is that conventional models have likely masked our understanding of key aspects of human cell biology, and by extension, drug sensitivity,” Cantor says. “We can erroneously conclude that we’ve already discovered ‘everything’ of importance in cell biology, but in fact you can only make discoveries based on how you’ve looked for them. So if we now put a completely different lens on things, I think there’s likely a lot that we haven’t even scratched the surface of yet.”

Read more about Cantor’s research in this Morgridge Institute for Research article.