New Faculty 2022

University of Chicago Griffin Crest Logo

Simon Schwörer

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine and the College

Simon 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 fibroblasts generate the building blocks required to engage in tissue regeneration and how they can adapt 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 dictate fibroblast identity and function.

His work has been published in Cell Metabolism, Nature, Nature Metabolism, Science, and The EMBO Journal.

Schwörer earned a BS and an MS in molecular medicine from the University of Ulm and a PhD in molecular biomedicine from Friedrich Schiller University, both in Germany. He completed his postdoctoral training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and held a postdoctoral fellowship from the Human Frontier Science Program. He received a Pathway to Independence Award from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Read more about Simon Schwörer