Cancer Biology & Genetics Program

The Craig Thompson Lab

Research

Pictured: Craig Thompson
Craig B. Thompson, MD
President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

The Thompson laboratory has proposed that the basis of metazoan cell survival is determined by the inability of cells to take up nutrients in a cell-autonomous fashion. This hypothesis was formulated to explain how multicellularity might have arisen during evolution. We believe the lack of a cell-intrinsic mechanism to regulate nutrient uptake provides the first and most fundamental barrier to cell transformation.

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The Craig Thompson Lab

People

Pictured: Craig Thompson

Craig B. Thompson, MD

President and CEO, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering President Craig Thompson studies molecular signaling pathways that regulate nutrient uptake and the role these pathways play in the regulation of cell growth and survival.
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania
thompsonc@mskcc.org
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Members

Tullia Lindsten, MD, PhD
Tullia Lindsten

Laboratory Member

Natasha Pavlova
Natasha Pavlova

Postdoctoral Fellow

Santosha Vardhana
Santosha Vardhana

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jingwen (Zhou) Araki
Jingwen (Zhou) Araki

Senior Research Technician

Agata (Aggie) Bielska
Agata (Aggie) Bielska

Postdoctoral fellow

Xin Cai
Xin Cai

Postdoctoral fellow

Francesco Cimino
Francesco Cimino

Research Technician

Viktoria Gabor
Viktoria Gabor

Lab Administrative Assistant

Madeline Hwee
Madeline Hwee

Research Technician

Bryan King
Bryan King

Postdoctoral Fellow

Yeon Ju Kyung
Yeon Ju Kyung

Research Technician

Victoria Macera
Victoria Macera

Research Technician

Keunwoo Ryu
Keunwoo Ryu

Postdoctoral fellow

Juan Manuel  Schvartzman
Juan Manuel Schvartzman

Postdoctoral fellow

Simon Schwörer
Simon Schwörer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jiajun Zhu
Jiajun Zhu

Postdoctoral fellow

Lab Alumni
Raymond DeMatteo
Raymond DeMatteo

Research Technician

Lydia Finley
Lydia Finley

Postdoctoral Fellow

Andrew Intlekofer
Andrew Intlekofer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Gaspare La Rocca, PhD
Gaspare La Rocca

Research Fellow

Scott Olejniczak, PhD
Scott Olejniczak

Research Fellow

Wilhelm Palm
Wilhelm Palm

Postdoctoral Fellow

Megan Radler
Megan Radler

Research Technician

Sriram Venneti

Senior Research Associate

Jiangbin Ye, PhD
Jiangbin Ye

Research Fellow

Ji Zhang, PhD
Ji Zhang

Research Fellow

Leeza Menon
Leeza Menon

Lab Executive Assistant

Jaclyn Regan

Lab Executive Assistant

Chao Lu
Chao Lu

Graduate Student

Patrick Ward, MPhil
Patrick Ward

Graduate Student

Cory Benjamin

Research Technician

Heesun Cheong, PhD
Heesun Cheong

Research Fellow

Justin Cross, PhD
Justin Cross

Research Fellow

Rachel Josselsohn
Rachel Josselsohn

Research Technician

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Craig B. Thompson discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Agios Pharmaceuticals
    Provision of Services
  • Charles River Laboratories
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Charter Communications
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Economic Club of New York
    Fiduciary Role/Position
  • Elsevier
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • Google Inc
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Howard Hughes Institute
    Provision of Services
  • Merck & Co Inc.
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • University of Michigan
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • University of Pennsylvania
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  • WPX Energy, Inc.
    Ownership / Equity Interests

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