Dr. Jeff MacKeigan, currently an adjunct associate professor at Michigan State University, will join the College of Human Medicine's Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology as a professor with tenure on August 15th. He will be a part of the Global Impact Initiative and will be moving to the Grand Rapids Research Center this fall.
Some of his higlighted research efforts include:
- Lab investigates the metabolic triad encompassing autophagy, the PI3K-mTOR pathway, and cell metabolism
- Systems biology approach integrating multiple technologies and multidisciplinary collaborations to study cancer and complex diseases
- Current NCI funding to develop a computational model of autophagy in KRAS-driven lung cancer
- Active collaboration with Caryl Sortwell on repositioning kinase inhibitors for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
Please join us in welcoming Dr. MacKeigan to the department.