Christian Metallo, PhD


Molecular and Cell Biology Laboratory

Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair

Christian Metallo
Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News


Salk Professor Christian Metallo honored with Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair

LA JOLLA—Salk Professor Christian Metallo has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to advancing science by being named the next holder of the Daniel and Martina Lewis Chair, effective January …

Supplementation with amino acid serine eases neuropathy in diabetic mice

LA JOLLA—Approximately half of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes experience peripheral neuropathy—weakness, numbness, and pain, primarily in the hands and feet. The condition occurs when high levels …

Ten Salk professors named among best and most highly cited researchers in the world

LA JOLLA—Salk Professors Joseph Ecker, Ronald Evans, Rusty Gage, Christian Metallo, Satchidananda Panda, Reuben Shaw, and Kay Tye, along with Assistant Professor Jesse Dixon, have been named to the Highly Cited …

Salk scientists receive 2022 Mark Foundation Endeavor Award to study lung cancer

LA JOLLA—Professors Reuben Shaw, Susan Kaech, Christian Metallo and Alan Saghatelian have received a 2022 Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Endeavor Award to support their research exploring the metabolic changes …

Distinguished bioengineer Christian Metallo to join Salk as a full professor

LA JOLLA—The Salk Institute welcomes bioengineer Christian Metallo, who will join the Salk faculty as a full professor in July 2021. He is currently an associate professor of bioengineering at …


BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
MS, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
PhD, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Awards & Honors

  • Mark Foundation for Cancer Research Endeavor Award, 2022
  • Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows, 2021
  • Camille and Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, 2018
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2015
  • American Association of Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Speaker Award, 2015
  • Searle Scholar Award, 2013
  • Hellman Faculty Fellowship, Hellman Family Foundation, 2013
  • Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award, BMES, 2012
  • American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2009
  • NIH Biotechnology Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004