About Benjamin Tu's Work
Our lab is investigating how a variety of life processes are coordinated with metabolism and the metabolic state of the cell. These include gene expression, protein translation, epigenetics, autophagy, and mitochondrial homeostasis. Elucidation of these mechanisms promises to reveal innovative therapeutic strategies for treating cancer and neurodegenerative conditions.
Awards and Achievements
Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (2014)
Kavli Frontiers of Science Invitee (2012)
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation Award (2010)
Finalist, Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists