Brooke Emerling, Ph.D.

Brooke Emerling's Research Focus

Breast Cancer, Cancer
Cancer Biology, Cancer Metabolism, Cell Signaling, Metabolic Processes, Signal Transduction

Research in the Emerling Lab is focused on understanding key signaling and metabolic pathways involved in the regulation of cellular function under pathological conditions such as cancer. Our research program centers around dissecting the roles of the family of non-canonical phosphatidylinositol kinases, called the phosphatidylinositol-5-phosphate 4-kinases (PI5P4Ks), in cancer metabolism using a multi-disciplinary approach integrating human, mouse, and worm models. Currently, a major research project in the Emerling Lab is determining the role of the PI5P4Ks in p53 mutant cancers, especially the triple-negative breast cancer subgroup where targeted therapies have not been effective.

Brooke Emerling's Bio

Emerling received her B.A. from the University of California Santa Cruz and her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from Northwestern University. Emerling did her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School. She then became an Instructor of Cancer Biology in Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, where she continued her research on lipid kinase signaling and cancer metabolism. In August 2016, Brooke joined the faculty at SBP Medical Discovery Institute as an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Metabolism and Signaling Networks Program.
 

Funding Awards and Collaborative Grants

Breast Cancer Research Foundation - AACR Career Development Award for Translational Breast Cancer Research
Mary Kay Foundation Innovative Translational Grant Award
Department of Defense Breast Research Program Breakthrough Award
 

Honors and Recognition

2013: AACR – Aflac Travel Fellowship Award
2013-2016: Mastercard Ajay Banga Scientist Award
2014: NextGen Star – AACR Early-Career Speaker Award


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Publications

Phosphatidylinositol-5-Phosphate 4-Kinases Regulate Cellular Lipid Metabolism By Facilitating Autophagy.

Lundquist MR, Goncalves MD, Loughran RM, Possik E, Vijayaraghavan T, Yang A, Pauli C, Ravi A, Verma A, Yang Z, Johnson JL, Wong JCY, Ma Y, Hwang KS, Weinkove D, Divecha N, Asara JM, Elemento O, Rubin MA, Kimmelman AC, Pause A, Cantley LC, Emerling BM

Mol Cell 2018 May 3 ;70(3):531-544.e9

The Lipid Kinase PI5P4Kβ Is an Intracellular GTP Sensor for Metabolism and Tumorigenesis.

Sumita K, Lo YH, Takeuchi K, Senda M, Kofuji S, Ikeda Y, Terakawa J, Sasaki M, Yoshino H, Majd N, Zheng Y, Kahoud ER, Yokota T, Emerling BM, Asara JM, Ishida T, Locasale JW, Daikoku T, Anastasiou D, Senda T, Sasaki AT

Mol Cell 2016 Jan 21 ;61(2):187-98

Depletion of a putatively druggable class of phosphatidylinositol kinases inhibits growth of p53-null tumors.

Emerling BM, Hurov JB, Poulogiannis G, Tsukazawa KS, Choo-Wing R, Wulf GM, Bell EL, Shim HS, Lamia KA, Rameh LE, Bellinger G, Sasaki AT, Asara JM, Yuan X, Bullock A, Denicola GM, Song J, Brown V, Signoretti S, Cantley LC

Cell 2013 Nov 7 ;155(4):844-57

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Phosphatidylinositol-5-Phosphate 4-Kinases Regulate Cellular Lipid Metabolism By Facilitating Autophagy.

Lundquist MR, Goncalves MD, Loughran RM, Possik E, Vijayaraghavan T, Yang A, Pauli C, Ravi A, Verma A, Yang Z, Johnson JL, Wong JCY, Ma Y, Hwang KS, Weinkove D, Divecha N, Asara JM, Elemento O, Rubin MA, Kimmelman AC, Pause A, Cantley LC, Emerling BM

Mol Cell 2018 May 3 ;70(3):531-544.e9

PSMA brings new flavors to PI3K signaling: A role for glutamate in prostate cancer.

Palamiuc L, Emerling BM

J Exp Med 2018 Jan 2 ;215(1):17-19

PIP-ing Lipids on Membranes: PTEN Takes the Cake.

Ravi A, Emerling BM

Mol Cell 2017 Nov 2 ;68(3):471-472

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