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Lead Investigator Bio

MacKeigan Laboratory
Jeff MacKeigan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Innovation and Integration Program, Center for Cancer and Cell Biology
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Areas of expertise: Autophagy, tuberous sclerosis complex, cancer metabolism, chemoresistance, cancer, mitochondria, kinases, phosphatases

Biography

Dr. Jeff MacKeigan received his Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Carolina Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2002. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. In 2004, he joined Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a project leader in the Molecular and Developmental Pathways expertise platform. He joined the Van Andel Research Institute as an assistant professor in June 2006, and was promoted to associate professor in 2010. In addition to leading his laboratory in the Center for Cancer and Cell Biology, he is also the principal investigator directing the Pathway of Hope research initiative.