Postdoctoral Scientist

Email Address

Laboratory


Dr. David T. Coleman


dcole1@lsuhsc.edu


Cardelli

Prostate cancer continues to be one of the leading causes of cancer death to men in North America. Expression of the c-Met growth factor receptor and the enzyme Fatty Acid Synthase have individually been shown to correlate with prostate cancer progression toward aggressive disease.  Our lab has identified a novel connection between the expression of the c-Met receptor and Fatty Acid Synthase activity.  My work focuses on identifying the molecular mechanisms linking these two oncogenes as well as understanding the physiological significance of this link.

Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (P30-GM110703).