Craig B. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Thompson is an authority in the study of how genes regulate apoptosis and metabolism and investigates their application in treating cancer. His key contributions include:

  • Elucidating the role of the Bcl-2 family of oncogenes role in regulating cell survival
  • Identifying the roles of aerobic glycolysis, fatty acid synthesis and autophagy in the metabolic adaptation by cancer cells as part of carcinogenesis
  • Proposing the concept that most oncogenes and tumor suppressors evolved to regulate cellular metabolism