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Jason W. Locasale, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University School of Medicine, USA
Jason W. Locasale

Jason W. Locasale, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Duke University in the School of Medicine. He graduated from Rutgers University, Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Chemistry and Physics and received his Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He then conducted postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow and later as an Instructor on the faculty in the Department of Medicine.   

Dr. Locasale has pioneered the use of metabolomics approaches to study cancer biology and metabolism.  He has made seminal contributions to our understanding of metabolism including the role of serine synthesis in cancers, defining the quantitative, mechanistic principles of altered glucose metabolism in cancer, and the role of metabolism in mediating chromatin status and epigenetics.  His research combines quantitative approaches in metabolomics and mathematical modeling with biochemistry, cell biology, animal physiology and genetics. 

Dr. Locasale is a recipient of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award, the Benjamin Trump Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, and the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award.  Dr. Locasale currently serves on the editorial board of PLoS Biology and has held numerous advisory roles for industry, and funding agencies in the government including the NIH and NSF, as well as the non-profit and international sectors.  He has authored over 125 publications in peer reviewed journals such as Cell, Nature, and Science and has contributed to numerous textbooks and patents.  

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