We are a group of physicians and scientists studying the interactions among diet, cancer, and systemic nutrient metabolism.

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Marcus D. Goncalves, MD, MSE, PhD

Assistant Professor
 

Marcus is a physician scientist at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. His lab is focused on the effects of diet and cancer on the host tissues that regulate systemic nutrient metabolism. As a practicing endocrinologist, he has been instrumental in developing therapeutic and dietary strategies to modulate systemic glucose and insulin levels in patients with obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Dr. Goncalves is in receipt of a National Cancer Institute Career Development Award, a Lung Cancer Research Foundation Award, and is founder of the Cachexia Clinic at WCMC. 

 
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Seo-Kyoung "Katie" Hwang

Research Specialist
 

Katie is an indispensable member of the lab and plays several key roles including acting lab manager, biochemist, mouse physiologist, and sommelier. She leads our work to (1) understand the role of ketones and glucocorticoids in cancer cachexia, and (2) define the effects of dietary sugar on tumor growth.

 
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Sam Taylor

MD/PhD Student
 

Sam is a fourth year medical student working in the lab to (1) understand the metabolic regulation of Pyruvate Kinase, and (2) clarify the role of Macroautophagy and the Ubiquitin Proteasome Pathway in muscle degradation during fasting and cancer cachexia.

 
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Roger Liang

technician

Roger is a technician who is (1) characterizing the role of ketohexokinase in cancer and normal tissues, (2) performing genetic manipulation of fructose metabolism in human cells, and (3) deriving new mouse models of cancer.

 
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Rahmi Elahjji

Medical Student

Rahmi is a first year medical student leading the design and implementation of our clinical cachexia studies.

 

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Abbas Nazir

Former Rotation Student

Abbas is a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Molecular Biology (BCMB) graduate program at Weill Cornell. His broad interests are in fructose metabolism and the control of gene transcription.

 
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Ting-Wei “Eva” Hsu

Former Rotation Student

Eva is a graduate student in the Biochemistry, Structural Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Molecular Biology (BCMB) graduate program at Weill Cornell. Her interests are in tumor metabolism and prostate cancer.