L. Ashley Cowart, Ph.D.
Director, VCU Lipidomics/Metabolomics Shared Resource
Research program member: Cancer Cell Signaling
1101 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298
Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine
PhD, Vanderbilt University (2001)
We are interested in how obesity contributes to an increased risk of cancer. We are especially interested in pathways that may mediate the increased risk of hepatocellular carcinoma with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We have identified a lipid signaling pathway that may link these two conditions and, which we propose could be therapeutic targeting.
Obesity, NAFLD, NASH, sphingolipids, sphingosine-1-phosphate
Awards and honors
Award for Outstanding Research, 1995, Furman University Biology Department