SURF Administration


Costas A. Lyssiotis

Assistant Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Dr. Costas is Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology. His lab studies the biochemical pathways and metabolic requirements that enable tumor survival and growth and, in particular, how this information can be used to design targeted therapies. Among his many contributions, Dr. Lyssiotis demonstrated that pancreatic cancers are addicted to glucose and glutamine and use these nutrients in previously undescribed pathways to make DNA and to generate free radical-combating antioxidants, respectively.

Student Program Administrator:

Heather MacFarland

Heather is the coordinator of the SURF Program, as well as the STEP & SURP Programs. You can contact her at