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Dr. Gerry Krystal, PhD

Gerry Krystal    


Dr. Gerald Krystal, PhD
Senior Scientist, Terry Fox Laboratory

  • Terry Fox Cancer Research Scientist of the NCI
  • Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Member, Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC)
  • Member, Genetics, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Tel:          604-675-8130
Fax:         604-877-0712
Address:  Terry Fox Laboratory,  BC Cancer Agency, 675 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver BC, Canada V5Z 1L3


Research Interest :

Our lab is interested in manipulating the tumour microenvironment in order to selectively kill tumour cells. One approach we are pursuing involves altering the properties of the immune cells within the tumour to enhance their ability to attack the cancer cells. The other approach involves altering our diets to a low carbohydrate, high protein diet in order to starve the tumour cells, which are typically very dependent on glucose for survival and growth,  and enhance tumorical killing by immune cells, which require certain amino acids for activation.   

More Information: 

Visit Dr. Krystal's page on the Terry Fox Laboratory Website for publications list, personnel, and other details.