Welcome to the Metallo Lab
Professor Christian Metallo tracks metabolic pathways that lead to diseases like cancer, obesity, eye diseases and neuropathy, using tracer molecules and advanced mass spectroscopy techniques. Taking this approach, his lab has made key discoveries about the metabolic processes that drive tumor growth and macular telangiectasia type 2 (MacTel), an eye disease that causes vision loss. At Salk, his research will focus on elucidating how metabolism contributes to both health and disease. Prior to joining Salk, Metallo was an associate professor of bioengineering at the University of California, San Diego.