Michigan Postdoctoral Pioneer Program, 2021

Collaborative PIs


Deepak Nagrath, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Michigan

Co - Mentor

Sofia Diana Merajver, MD, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine and Epidemiology




Understanding The Organotypic Metabolism In Breast Tumor Microenvironment

 Merajver and Nagrath Lab will jointly study metabolism of breast cancer organoids, stromal cells in an organotypic environment of organoids. Merajver lab has strong expertise in breast cancer metastasis and breast cancer PDX models and organoids. Nagrath lab has a strong expertise in metabolic regulation of cancer cells cultured under 3D conditions, metabolic flux analysis of cancer cells, and stromal regulation of cancer cell metabolism. The selected candidate will interact and work together with PIs, Nagrath Lab, and Merajver Lab. This will be an excellent opportunity for a candidate to make strong contributions in understanding metabolism of organoids and stromal regulation of TME-metabolism.