Titles and Roles
- Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry
- Emory University School of Medicine
- Research Program
- Cancer Cell Biology
Dr. Pallas received his PhD in Biochemistry in 1983 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. He completed his research fellowship in cellular and molecular biology and pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA.
The primary purpose of the research in Dr. Pallas' laboratory is to understand the molecular basis of the control of cell proliferation and of mechanisms by which this control is circumvented in neoplastic cell growth. The Pallas laboratory utilizes mammalian tumor virus models, mouse models, and a variety of cellular approaches to gain new insights into signal transduction pathways involved in tumor suppression and tumorigenesis, especially signaling via the serine/threonine protein phosphatase, PP2A. This knowledge will be applied to help identify new targets for small molecule drug therapy for cancer and other diseases in which aberrant cell proliferation is involved.