Dr. Vacanti's research interests include combining high-throughput proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatic analyses with targeted metabolic investigative methods including stable-isotope tracing and respirometry measurements to identify pharmaceutical or dietary interventions to correct/exploit metabolic dysfunctions.
Ongoing projects include:
1.) Identifying targetable mechanisms regulating differential metabolism across breast cancer cell lines.
2.) Computationally predicting drug targets or nutrient interventions to exploit or correct metabolic dysfunctions.
3.) Mapping the proteomic response to nutrient availability in developing skeletal muscle cells.
2008, BS, Chemical Engineering , University of Connecticut
2010, MS, Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2015, Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego
Postdoctoral Training, Department of Oncology-Pathology, Karolinska Institute