School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine
Department of Pathology Bioactive Lipids Research Program
Dr. Kenneth V. Honn - Director


Joseph T. Syed

Student Assistant & IT
Chemistry Bldg RM 431, 5101 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202



Research Interests

Lipidomics - Inflammation and Prostate Cancer

Project & Aims

ω-3 Fatty acid metabolism in the prevention of prostate cancer

I wish to identify the primary metabolites of ω-3 PUFA, such as α-linolenic, eicosapentaenoic, and docosahexaenoic acids, in normal and cancerous human prostate cells and compare them with the metabolites of arachidonic acid. The fatty acids chosen represent the most common dietary supplements. While the α-linolenic acid is of plant origin (flax seed), the other two are major constituents of fish oils.