David H. Lum, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Department of Oncological Sciences
David Lum, PhD, is a Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and research assistant professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He works in collaboration with the Alana Welm Lab at Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Lum is a stem cell and developmental biologist with extensive experience in biochemical, molecular, and genetic methodology. His research centers on understanding the mechanisms that regulate colon cancer tumorigenesis and metastasis. He uses mouse models of colon cancer and orthotopic transplantation to investigate the role of MST1 and its receptor, MST1R, in colon cancer progression.
Lum completed undergraduate studies in biology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He earned a PhD in molecular and medical genetics from the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in breast cancer at the University of California, San Francisco. Before joining HCI, Lum was a senior research associate at Massachusetts General Hospital with appointments at Harvard and at Stowers Medical Institute.