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Elucidation of interactions between whole-animal metabolism and cancer

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Susumu Hirabayashi

Research Site Imperial College London
MRC Clinical Sciences Centre
Group Leader


We use Drosophila melanogaster as useful whole-animal models to better understand the mechanistic links between whole-animal metabolism and cancer. Our goal is to discover and elucidate the biological mechanisms and therapeutic targets involved in these connections that can be utilized to develop preventative interventions and treatment strategies.


  1. Susumu Hirabayashi and Ross Cagan. Salt-inducible kinases mediate nutrient-sensing to link dietary sugar and tumorigenesis inn Drosophila. eLife. 2015, 4, e08501.