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Seth Parker


BC Children’s Research Institute

Dr. Parker received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California San Diego. He moved to New York University Langone Medical Center to complete his postdoctoral fellowship in the lab of Dr. Alec Kimmelman. Dr. Parker is a Senior Investigator at BC Children’s hospital, Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia and a member of the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics.

Research Focus

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Metabolic and transporter dependencies in childhood leukemia

Identifying the metabolic dependencies of relapsed childhood leukemia cases in order to develop a targeted metabolite transport approach.

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Better tools to study amino acid metabolism and transport in intact cells

Our research group is currently developing better molecular biology, imaging, and metabolomics tools that aim to advance our understanding of amino acid transporters through uncoupling of transport from intracellular metabolism.

Understand the metabolic advantage of selective, compartment-specific enzyme expression

By interrogate compartmentalized metabolic pathways from distinct organelles we hope to understand how expression of specific enzyme isoforms may offer a selective advantage for cancer cells.

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