Arnon Lavie, PhD

Title & Department


Department of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

College of Medicine

Research Program

Translational Oncology Program (TO)

Phone: 312-355-5029


Dr. Arnon Lavie is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics. His laboratory is studying the structure and function L-asparaginases with the ultimate goal of developing improved versions as anti-cancer drugs. His lab is testing a mammalian asparaginase that would replace the currently used bacterial asparaginases. His lab is also developing a TRAIL agonist that would be used as a pan-cancer therapeutic.


PhD, Brandeis University

Disease Focus

Brain; Hematologic; Pancreatic; Liver; Ovarian

Research Keywords

Biologics; Enzyme Engineering; Structural Biology; Leukemia

Published Research

PubMed Search

Other Link(s)

Department Webpage

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