The Cantor lab is jointly affiliated with the Metabolism Theme at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Departments of Biochemistry and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Our lab has broad interests in modeling and understanding 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 also integrate and develop novel tools and reagents, including a physiologic cell culture medium. Ultimately, we hope to exploit our findings for translation into new therapeutic opportunities.