Andras G Lacko, PhD

Andras Lacko, PhD

Professor - Physiology and Anatomy
Physiology and Anatomy
Research interests:Biochemistry/molecular biology, drug delivery

As a member of the Institute for Cancer Research, Dr. Andras Lacko is involved in developing a delivery system for anti-cancer drugs that will effectively kill cancer cells and tumors while protecting normal tissue. He is currently working with Dr. Anil Sood of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Dr. Alan Remaley of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to advance this project toward clinical/human applications.

Over the past four decades, Dr. Lacko has served on the international editorial review boards/study sections of more than 30 professional biochemical, medical, physiology and drug-delivery journals. He is widely published and has received numerous grants and contracts, mostly focused on enzyme structure and function and plasma lipoprotein metabolism. Dr. Lacko is a member of several professional societies, including the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Heart Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

He enjoys serving the community through volunteer work for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concerts in the Garden and The American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

Academic:Doctor of Philosophy, Biochemistry, University of Washington

Master of Science, Microbiology, University of British Columbia

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Food Science, University of British Columbia

Honors:Fellowship and Studentship, National Research Council of Canada

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health

Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University

Member, GSBS Molecular Biology & Immunology Executive Committee

Member, GSBS Molecular Biology & Immunology - Promotion &Tenure Committee