Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D.
Michalis Agathocleous, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Titles & Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern

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Biography

Grant Information

Grant ID: RR180007
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Children's Research Institute at UT Southwestern
Date Awarded: 
November 29, 2017
Grant Amount: 
$2,000,000

Michalis Agathocleous earned his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Cambridge University, where he studied embryonic retinal development with Professor Bill Harris. He performed postdoctoral work at Cambridge as a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College. He continued his postdoctoral work at CRI with Professor Sean Morrison as a Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Research Fellow.

The postdoctoral work of Dr. Agathocleous led to important discoveries about the regulation of hematopoietic stem cell function and leukemia by metabolites. In 2017, Dr. Agathocleous became a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Scholar and joined the faculty of the Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern as an assistant professor.

The Agathocleous lab studies metabolic pathways that are required for cancer cell growth, or that regulate normal stem and progenitor cells and their transformation to cancer cells.