Melissa Fath

Dr. Fath’s research and career development activities have focused on exploiting metabolic differences between cancer cells and normal cells to develop new therapeutic regimens that selectively kill cancer. More specifically it has been shown that tumor cell mitochondria produce greater levels of O2·- and H2O2 relative to normal cells. Compared to normal cells, cancer cells also appear to have increased labile transition metals (Fe and Cu) that participate in oxidation reactions.

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