Cancer and Disease Metabolomics
The Tiziani Lab is located at the Dell Pediatric Research Institute, which is part of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
Research interests in the laboratory focus on translational chemical biology using a cutting edge metabolomics-based systems biology approach for metabolic biomarker discovery. The laboratory combines high-throughput screening measurements, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mass spectrometry-based metabolomics/lipidomics and metabolic flux analysis to gain a better bio-mechanistic understanding of the effects of combined drug treatment and nutrient modulation in cancer and in other non-cancer conditions.
The lab is also interested in oxidative stress, energy balance in diet and obesity in cancer risk. Individuals with imbalanced nutritional habits are more vulnerable to metabolic diseases. In this context, the chemical analysis of the metabolome in human biofluids and tissues can provide a wealth of information on human health, including the assessment of disease state and diagnosis, drug targets and toxicity.
Great job, everyone!
Congratulations to Dr. Shannon Sweeney for completing her Ph.D., Meghan Collins for passing her pre-qualifying exam, and Lavender Hackman for receiving the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!
August 26th, 2020
Johnny Busquets has joined the lab as a graduate student.