Biochemistry and cancer biology emphasis

Faculty mentors in the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology graduate program study the biochemical and molecular bases of cancer and other human diseases. Translational research (i.e. from the bench to the bedside) is highly emphasized. Diseases and tumor sites which disproportionately affect African Americans (such as breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer) are of particular interest. Faculty members focus on endogenous mediators of the balance between cell proliferation and programmed cell death (apoptosis) as well as environmental agents that influence disease development and progression. Their studies are conducted using in vitro as well as in vivo models of human disease.


Stewart, LaMonica

LaMonica Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6749

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Office Location: West Basic Science Building, Room 2118