Goodman Cancer Centre
Department of Physiology
McIntyre Medical Building
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler
H3G 1Y6 CANADA
Lab: Room 705
Office: Room 705B
Welcome to the Jones Lab of Cancer Metabolism and
Top: Nutrients are essential for cellular proliferation.
Right: 18FDG-PET images glucose uptake in
We are a research laboratory at the Rosalind and
Morris Goodman Cancer Centre and the Department of
Physiology at McGill University.
Our research program is focused on deciphering the
biological perturbations that underlie the development
and progression of cancer. Cancer is essentially a
disease in which cells have lost their normal checks on
cell proliferation. Our laboratory has specific interest
in studying how cancer cells regulate their
proliferation and evade death. The strategy of my
laboratory is to investigate how alterations in cellular
metabolism and energy use contribute to tumourigenesis.
Some of the major questions we are investigating
• How do cancer cells fuel
• How do cells adapt to
metabolic stress during unchecked growth?
• What impact does metabolic regulation play
in cancer progression?
• Are metabolic pathways good targets for
By investigating the relationship between metabolism
and cancer, we hope to gain greater knowledge about how
biosynthesis and energy control is altered in cancer,
which will help us develop novel and innovative
approaches towards cancer prevention, diagnosis, and
We are currently recruiting motivated graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows to join our team.
Please email your CV and interest to Russell Jones: