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News

Nature paper online! Congratulations to the team and our collaborators! (May 14, 2014)

DARTS FAQ update June, 2013

The group welcomes visiting professor Ana Cañuelo Navarro. (June, 2013)

Congratulations to Brett for being awarded a postdoctoral Tumor Immunology Training Grant! (June, 2013)

Congratulations to Randall for his dissertation year fellowship! (May, 2013)

Congratulations to Brett for successfully defending his PhD thesis! (May 16, 2013) View pictures & videos

Congratulations to Eileen for her acceptance to MSTP at Ohio State University! (April, 2013)

Congratulations to Austin for his acceptance into the UCLA ACCESS program! (February, 2013)

Congratulations to Jon for his job offer as Scientific Editor at Cell Stem Cell! (February, 2013)

Double congratulations to Fei for his job offer at Morgan Stanley and to Fei and Jia for their new baby on the way! (July, 2012)

Congratulations to Mariam for her job offer as Senior Scientist at Isis! (June, 2012)

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Research Interests

  • The target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling network: new interacting pathways, regulations, and drugs in cancer, aging and related areas (metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases, etc)

  • Technology/method development: label-free small-molecule target identification, protein-ligand interaction, chemical genomics and proteomics, functional analysis

  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of anti-cancer and anti-aging natural products (mainly focusing on mechanisms for cancer prevention, cardioprotection, neuroprotection and immune modulation)

  • New anti-aging mechanisms and therapeutic strategies

  • Human variation, disease modifiers, and personalized drug discovery

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