Dr. Andras G. Lacko
Andras G. Lacko, Ph.D. is Professor of Molecular Biology and
Immunology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort
He is also a member of the Institute for Cancer Research.
Andras completed his education at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and at the University of Washington, Seattle WA, where he obtained a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry in 1968. After a post-doctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, he continued his research at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia PA and at Temple University Health Science Center, Philadelphia, PA. In 1975, he took a position of Associate Professor at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine/North Texas State University in Fort Worth/Denton.
Most of his research has involved the structure/function and metabolism of plasma lipoproteins, key components of cholesterol transport. Since 1998, his research interest has been focused on using synthetic lipoproteins as drug carriers, particularly for cancer chemotherapy. He has published over 100 articles and has given numerous presentations at international meetings and Academic institutions around the world. He organized four international meetings on high density lipoproteins and reverse cholesterol transport. He continues to pursue his research goals, publish articles, and is a member of grant review panels and editorial boards.
Andras coauthored the following articles: Recent Developments and Patenting of Lipoprotein Based Formulations, High density lipoprotein complexes as delivery vehicles for anticancer drugs, Prospects and challenges of the development of lipoprotein based drug formulations for anti-cancer drugs, Doxorubicin transport by RALBP1 and ABCG2 in lung and breast cancer, Lipoprotein Nanoparticles as Delivery Vehicles for Anti-cancer Therapy, Trojan Horse Meets Magic Bullet to Spawn a Novel, Highly Effective Drug Delivery Model, and Repositioning of Anticancer Drugs Using Lipoprotein-based formulations. Read the full list of his publications!