Michael C. Archer
Departments of Nutritional Sciences
and Department of Medical Biophysics
Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs

Ph: 416.978.8195

Primary Affiliations:

  • Department of Nutritional Sciences

Other Affiliations:

  • Department of Medical Biophysics


  • 1965  M.A.        University of Cambridge, in Chemistry
  • 1967  M.Sc.      University of Warwick, in Molecular Enzymology
  • 1970  Ph.D.      University of Toronto, in Biochemistry
  • 1989  D.Sc.      University of Warwick


  • 1974               Future Leader Award, International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
  • 1977               Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (London)
  • 1977-82         National Institutes of Health Research Career Development Award
  • 1994-04         Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Research Chair in Nutritional

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Toxicology
  • Society of Toxicology of Canada
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Society for Nutrition 
  • Canadian Society for Nutritional Sciences


  • Role of dietary factors and susceptibility genes in cancer development;                                                   

Current Students:

  • Kathryn Hopperton

Recent Publications:                                                     


  • Lau, D.S.Y. and Archer, M.C. The 10t,12c isomer of conjugated linoleic acid inhibits fatty acid synthase expression and enzyme activity in human breast, colon and prostate cancer cells. Nutrition and Cancer, 62, 1-6, 2010.

  • Lu, S., and Archer, M.C. Sp1 coordinately regulates de novo lipogenesis and proliferation in cancer cells. Int. J. Cancer, 126, 416-425, 2010.

  • McNamara, E. and Archer, M.C.. Ezetimibe reverses the inhibitory effects of dietary cholesterol on mammary tumorigenesis. Int. J. Cancer, 127, 791-795, 2010.

  • Giovannucci, E., Harlan, D.M., Archer, M.C.., Bergenstal, R.M., Habel, L.A., Pollack, M., Regensteiner, J.G., and Yee, D. Diabetes and cancer: A consensus report. Diabetes Care, 33, 1-12, 2010, and CA Cancer J. Clin.60, 207-221, 2010. 

  • Saati, G.E. and Archer, M.C.. Inhibition of fatty acid synthase and Sp1 expression by 3,3’-diindolylmethane in human breast cancer cells. Nutrition and Cancer, 63, 790-794, 2011.

  • PubMed




Department of Nutritional Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
FitzGerald Building,
150 College Street, Room 146
Toronto, ON, Canada
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