Principal Investigator, Metallo Lab, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, University of California, San DiegoBiography
Christian Metallo joined the University of California, San Diego in 2011 and is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering. He received his bachelors in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000 before joining Merck Research Laboratories to conduct bioprocess engineering research. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2008 and was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow in Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Christian was the recipient of the Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award in 2012 and is a 2013 Searle Scholar. Dr. Metallo is also the Principal Investigator at the Metallo laboratory which conducts research in the area of systems biology applied to cancer and stem cell metabolism. They utilize stable isotope tracers, mass spectrometry, and computational tools for metabolic flux analysis (MFA) to study the function of metabolism in disease models. Their work aims to characterize the dynamic interplay between metabolism, signal transduction, and cellular fate choices by understanding how intracellular signals and the microenvironment regulate metabolic fluxes.