Xin Cai Lab

We are broadly interested in how cancer cells sense and use extracellular nutrient for growth and proliferation. Specifically, we seek to understand how extracellular nutrients and small molecules regulate cellular growth and proliferation.

Cancer is a disease of abnormal cell growth and proliferation, which are dependent on extracellular nutrients and instructions. However, cancer cells often hijack pre-existing normal signaling and growth mechanisms to survive and proliferate. We hope to provide insight into the metabolism, growth, and proliferation of cancer cells by studying how these processes are regulated under normal settings. 

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