Thomas Velenosi

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Pharmacometabolomics
Pharmacology
Metabolomics
Lipidomics
mass spectrometry
Cancer
Stable isotope tracing
Bioinformatics

Relevant Degree Programs

Research Options

I am available and interested in collaborations (e.g. clusters, grants).
I am interested in and conduct interdisciplinary research.
I am interested in working with undergraduate students on research projects.
 
 

Research Methodology

Metabolomics
Lipidomics
Mass Spectrometry
Stable isotope tracing
Ex vivo tissue slices
Patient-derived xenograft models
bioinformatics

Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Recruitment

Master's students
Doctoral students
Postdoctoral Fellows
Any time / year round

Metabolites directly reflect genetic, physiological, and environmental changes and can provide a reliable readout for therapeutic effectiveness. Pharmacometabolomics refers to the study of measuring metabolite changes in response to drug therapy. In the assessment of cancer, metabolites excreted from tumors can be measured by routine non-invasive sampling of plasma and urine. Projects in the Velenosi lab use state-of-the-art technologies including metabolomics, lipidomics and stable-isotope tracing, focusing on two major research streams:

  1. Developing computational methods for improving mass spectrometry-based metabolomics, lipidomics and stable isotope tracing.
  2. Applying these techniques to cutting-edge cancer models, including patient derived xenografts, to identify and characterize metabolic biomarkers and therapeutic targets that can improve therapies for cancer patients.  
I support experiential learning experiences, such as internships and work placements, for my graduate students and Postdocs.
I am interested in hiring Co-op students for research placements.
I am interested in supervising students to conduct interdisciplinary research.

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