Dr Gottlieb received his BSc in Agriculture from the Hebrew University and an MSc and a PhD in Molecular Cell Biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science. In 1998 Dr Gottlieb moved as an EMBO fellow to the University of Chicago and later became a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Special Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2003, he moved to the Cancer Research-UK, Beatson Institute in Glasgow and was appointed a Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the University of Glasgow in 2009. Since 2016, Dr Gottlieb is the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Chair of Cancer Research, Faculty of Medicine, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Dr Gottlieb studies the metabolic adaptations that support tumor growth under metabolic stress. Specifically, he explores vulnerabilities induced by the loss of the metabolic tumor suppressors fumarate hydratase (FH) and succinate dehydrogenase (SDH).
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