John Albeck

John Albeck

Position Title
Assistant Professor

Unit
Molecular & Cellular Biology


Bio

Research in Dr. Albeck's lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms of information flow in signal transduction networks controlling cell growth, survival, and metabolism. While traditional studies of signaling have focused on the identity of the proteins involved in such cascades and the nature of the interactions between them, Dr. Albeck's lab studies how the activation dynamics of these pathways encode specific information for the cell. Their goal is to address the question of how specificity is achieved when the same small group of pathways (including ERK, Akt, Hippo, and mTOR) controls a diverse set of cellular behaviors (proliferation, growth, migration, apoptosis, autophagy, and differentiation).