Mark W. Pellegrino, Ph.D.
Mark W. Pellegrino, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Arlington
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Biology

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR160053
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Date Awarded: 
May 18, 2016
Grant Amount: 

Inside all cells is a powerhouse that provides most of the energy a cell needs to survive. In cancer cells, this power generator, the mitochondrion, utilizes some molecular pathways that ordinary cells don’t.

That may provide an Achilles heel to enable researchers to find a therapy to kill cancer cells—without destroying healthy ones.

Mark Pellegrino is trying to find cancer’s weak spot in its mitochondria. He was recruited to the University of Texas at Arlington from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, with the help of a First-Time Tenure Track Award from CPRIT.


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