Faculty Profile

Simon Schwoerer
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Academic Interests

Dr. Schwörer’s research centers on understanding the metabolic programs that control regenerative responses in health and become maleficent in diseases like cancer or fibrosis. He is specifically interested in understanding how normal and cancer-associated fibroblasts generate the building blocks required to engage in matrix synthesis, and how they adapt their metabolism when canonical nutrient sources become limiting. His laboratory combines mouse models and novel culture systems with metabolic flux analysis to investigate how nutrient availability and utilization dictates fibroblast identity and function. The overarching goal of his research is to identify tumor-specific metabolic vulnerabilities of fibroblasts that can be targeted to limit tumor progression.

Clinical Interests



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  • B.Sc, 2011, Ulm University, Molecular Medicine
  • M.Sc, 2013, Ulm University, Molecular Medicine
  • PhD, 2017, Friedrich Schiller University, Molecular Biomedicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, 2022, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center