Jason Cantor

Contact Information

2264 Morgridge Institute for Research


BS, 2004, Chemical Engineering, Cornell University
PhD, 2010, Chemical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Postdoctoral Research, 2018, Cancer Metabolism, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research (MA)


Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Research Description

Our laboratory has broad interests in modeling, understanding, and exploiting the influence of environmental factors on human cell metabolism, with a particular focus on hematological cancers and normal lymphocytes. We apply a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines principles of biochemistry, engineering, and molecular biology with methods in metabolomics, genome editing, and chemical genetics. Within this framework, we will integrate and develop novel tools and reagents, including a physiologic cell culture medium, a diverse collection of over 50 human blood cancer cell lines that we have also engineered to contain unique DNA barcodes, and a chemostat bioreactor system that we have optimized to permit steady state mammalian cell culture.

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