The PI

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Sophia Y. Lunt, Ph.D.



Sophia Y. Lunt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
Michigan State University





Massachusetts Institute of Technology
DoD Visionary Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2015

Princeton University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, 2010

Lebanon Valley College
B.S. with Highest Honors in Chemistry, 2005



2015-Present:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Department of Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, Michigan State University

2010-2015:  DoD Visionary Postdoctoral Fellow with Dr. Matthew G. Vander Heiden, MIT

2005-2010:  Graduate Research Associate of Dr. Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Princeton University

2002-2005:  Undergraduate Research Scholar of Dr. Owen A. Moe, Lebanon Valley College



Please see Publications Tab.



2019  NSF CAREER Award
2019  METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award
2016  AACR-Incyte NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research
2015  DoD CDMRP Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award
2015  Mayo Clinic Metabolomics Research Core Pilot and Feasibility Award
2014  Best Oral Presentation Award, Michigan Physiological Society
2012  DoD CDMRP PRCRP Visionary Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
2007  Quantitative and Computational Biology Training Grant, NIH
2005  Hugh Stott Taylor Merit Award, Princeton University
2005  Eli Lilly-Edward Taylor Fellowship for Top Graduate Student, Princeton University
2005  Howard Anthony Neidig Award for Top Graduate of Lebanon Valley College
2005  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergrad Research Award
2005  Andrew Bender Memorial Chemistry Award
2005  Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Conferences Academic Honor Roll
2004  American Chemical Society Physical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
2004  American Chemical Society Analytical Chemistry Undergraduate Award
2004  Andrew Bender Scholarship
2004  Delaware Valley Forum Chromatography Award
2003  Lebanon Valley College Award for Excellence in Writing
2003  Lebanon Valley College Sophomore Achievement Award in Chemistry
2002  Lebanon Valley College Presidential Scholarship – Full Tuition Award



Principal Investigator

METAvivor Early Career Investigator Award
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Michigan State University Strategic Partnership Grant 
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American Association for Cancer Research-Incyte NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer Research
Principal Investigator

DoD Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Breakthrough Award
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Biochemistry 101, Frontiers in Biochemistry

Biochemistry 461, Advanced Biochemistry I

Physiology 950, Special Topics - Cancer Biology