Arun Sreekumar

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Dr. Sreekumar is the Charles C Bell Jr. Endowed Professor of Cell Biology and Director of Center for Translational Metabolism and Health Disparities, and Co-Leader of Cancer Signaling and Metabolism program at the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, all at Baylor College of Medicine.

Sreekumar completed his Ph.D from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and his post-doctoral training in Integrative Analysis of Cancer-associated OMICS data from the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology within the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan, School of Medicine.

In 2011, Dr. Sreekumar joined Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), Houston as a tenured Associate Professor and Director of Metabolomics and was promoted to Full Professor in 2016. At BCM he has established a state-of-the-art mass spectrometry-based metabolomics core facility that provides metabolomics and lipidomic profiling services to investigators within BCM and in the Texas Medical Center.

More recently the core directed by Dr. Sreekumar at BCM was designated as one of the five the Global Center for Mass Spectrometry Excellence by Agilent Technologies. Dr. Sreekumar’s research examines metabolic alterations associated with prostate and breast cancer health disparities. The goal here is to identify racially exclusive metabolic profiles associated with different subtypes of tumors, characterize functions of oncometabolites, study re-wiring of bioenergetic pathways, define predictive metabolic markers and design metabolite-based treatment regimens. Important findings from his research have been published in high impact journals that include Nature, Nature Communications, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Cancer Research etc. 

Dr. Sreekumar has also been a part of numerous collaborative high impact publications in Cell, Cancer Cell, Nature, Nature Cancer, Cell Reports etc to name a few. He published over 100 peer reviewed papers most of which are in the area of cancer metabolism and tumor microenvironment interactions.

Dr. Sreekumar’s research is funded by three NCI RO1 grants, a DOD grant and other grants from CPRIT and Agilent Foundation, all of which contain multiple inter institutional collaborations. He has mentored number of graduate students and post-doctoral trainees who are well placed in Academia and Industry.