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Thomas O’Halloran

Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry
Associate Director of Basic Sciences, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, Chemistry of Life Processes Institute


Areas of Focus

  • Intracellular chemistry of essential metals
  • Mechanisms of anticancer agents
  • Wilson’s disease


  • Intracellular chemistry: how living cells sense, regulate and manage essential metals such as iron, zinc and copper
  • Role of cellular metal levels in infectious diseases, cancer, liver disorders, diabetes and reproduction
  • Novel drugs and treatments for diseases related to metals, including Wilson’s disease and cancer