Uri David Akavia

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry

Using computers to understand the biology of cancer

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building
3655 promenade Sir-William-Osler
Office: Room 815B; Lab: 815
Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6
Tel: 514-398-8526
Email: uri.david.akavia [at] mcgill.ca

2009 – PhD,  Tel-Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine

Research Interests

My laboratory develops algorithms in computational biology for cancer studies, combining them with experimental approaches to systematically identify viable drug targets in the context of cancer therapeutics. We are especially interested in the regulation of and the role that metabolism plays in cancer. We are generating new datasets that help us explore the relationship between metabolism and expression, focusing on metabolic transcription factors. We are also exploring the ability to model metabolism on a genome-scale level, and to use these models to predict metabolic weaknesses and therapeutic approaches for breast cancer that can then be tested experimentally.

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