Group Members

Current Members

Mohamed Amessou 
Research Associate
fc8641@wayne.edu

Yinlong Cai 
Lab Manager & Research Assistant
aa9873@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Education

MD, Nanjing Medical College, 1983
MS, Nanjing Medical College, 1988

Sahiti Chukkapalli 
Student Assistant
313-577-3053
dy5260@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Education

BTech, Jawaharlal Technological University, India, 2008.
MS, Biomedical Engineering, Wayne State University (Current)

Victor S. Chukwueke 
Volunteer
313-577-3053
eb4035@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

Education

Undergraduate student: B.S. in Biochemistry & Chemical Biology

Melvin Joseph 
Volunteer
ef1525@wayne.edu
Wanyu Lambiv 
Post-Doc Fellow
313-577-3053
ei9102@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave,
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Joseph T. Syed 
Student Assistant & IT
du2605@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 431, 5101 Cass Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Fax: 313-577-0798

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.

Elizabeth A. Tovar 
Graduate Research Assistant - Graduate Program in Cancer Biology, Oncology Department
313-577-3053
etovar@med.wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Education

B.A. Biochemistry, Ferris State University 2009
B.S. Biotchnology, Ferris State University 2009

Stephanie C. Tucker, Ph.D.
Research Associate
313-577-3053
stucker@med.wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Education

Ph.D., Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Stony Brook University, New York, 1999

Sen-Lin Zhou 
Research Assistant
313-577-3053
zhous@wayne.edu
Chemistry Bldg RM 430, 5101 Cass Ave
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Education

BSc, Shanghai Medical University, 1982

 

  • Former Ph.D. Students

    Elizabeth Tovar, Ph.D.

    Prasanna Ekambaram, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Associate, Children's Hospital, University of Pittsburgh

    Sangeeta Joshi, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

    Sriram Krishnamoorthy, Ph.D.
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

    Charles Karoly Szekeres, Ph.D.
    Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

    Keqin Tang, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Wayne State University

    Xiang Gao, M.D., Ph.D
    Physician, Central Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute

    Dean G. Tang, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, M D Anderson Cancer Center

    Bin Liu, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, University of Florida

    Irma M. Grossi, Ph.D.
    Senior Program Director, Battelle Corporation

    David G. Menter, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, M D Anderson Cancer Center

    Philip G. Cavanaugh, Ph.D.
    Research Scientist,M D Anderson Cancer Center

    Hemi Chopra, Ph.D.

    John R. Dunn, Ph.D.

  • Former Postdoctoral Students

    Paul Tressel
    1982 - 1984
    Senior Scientist, Activation Laboratories, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada

    Andrew Bajkowski
    1982 - 1985
    Professor of Biology, Triton CollegeRiver Grove, IL

    James Onoda
    1982 - 1985
    Professor of Biology, Harry S. Truman College, Chicago, IL

    Tamara T. Lah
    1985 - 1987
    Director, National Institute of Biology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Bruce Steinert
    1985 - 1988
    Director of Clinical Research, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Zion, IL

    Kamiar Moin
    1986 – 1988
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

    Marek Malecki
    1988 – 1989
    President, Phoenix Biomolecular Engineering Foundation, San Francisco, CA

    Young Sook Chang
    1987 - 1990
    President, Detroit R & D

    Marek Wojtukiewicz
    1989 - 1990
    Chair & Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Department of Oncology, Medical Univeristy of Bialystok, Poland

    Yong Quan Chen
    1990 - 1993
    Professor & Endowed Chair of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

    John Davies
    1992 - 1993

    Zofia Duniec-Dmuchowski
    1990 - 1994
    Research Associate, Inst of Environmental Health Sci, Wayne State Universtiy, Detroit, MI

    Edgar Ben-Joseph
    1993 - 1994
    Physician, Vice-Chair for Translational Research & Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


    Bin Liu  
    1994 -
    Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacodynamics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, FL


    Dean G. Tang
    1994 - 1996
    Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center


    Reza Sheikhnejad
    1994 - 1996
    Program Director, Tofigh Daru Research Center of Iran, Tehran


    Rudolph Mihalik
    1995 - 1996
    National Institute of Hematology, Hungary


    Mohit Trikha
    1994 - 1997
    Chief Scientific Officer, VP Early Development, Triphase Accelerator Corp, San Diego, CA


    Daotai Nie
    1997 - 2001
    Associate Professor, Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL


    Mustapha  Kandouz  
    1999 - 2001
    Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


    Keqin Tang
    2000 - 2002
    Physician, Radiation Oncology, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI


    Graham Pidgeon
    2001 - 2002
    Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


    Rongxian Jin
    2002 - 2008
    Technical Account Manager, GenScript USA, Inc, NYC, NY


    Yande Guo  
    2002 - 2013
    Research Associate, Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, IL

    Ashok Kumar Dilly
    2008 - 20013
    Research Scientist, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

    Stephanie Tucker
    2008 - Present
    Research Scientist, Department of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

  • Former M.S. and Misc Students

    John R. Battista, Ph.D.
    Professor of Microbiology, Louisiana State University

    Alex Zacharek, M.S.
    Senior Research Assistant, Henry Ford Hospital

    Steven Lundy, Ph.D.
    Research Fellow, University of Michigan