From left: Vengatesh Ganapathy (Research Assistant Professor), Dini Chissoe (Clinical Research Coordinator), Balaji Sadhasivam (Post-doctoral Fellow), Matthew Krutz (medical student), Dan Brobst (Sr Staff Research Assistant), Lurdes Queimado (Principal Investigator), Jimmy Manyanga (Ph.D. student).
In the News
Our publication of major study on how e-cigarette use impacts chemotherapy was featured on Oklahoma News 4.
We were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to continue our work on electronic cigarettes and their role in increasing the risk for oral cancers. The five-year research grant will support our project titled, “Biological Impact of Exclusive and Dual E-Cigarette Use on Oral Cancer Risk.”
Our work on DNA damage induced by secondhand smoking was considered a "landmark study" by a national tobacco control policy program and featured on the "Action To Quit" newsletter (April 8, 2015). Our findings have major health implications and will likely pave the way towards implementing effective evidence-based tobacco policies for the ultimate improvement of overall human health.
Read the story here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/03/prweb12557818.htm
This research was also featured on Oklahoma News 9's "Medical Minute" segment. Watch the segment here:
DNA damage induced by secondhand smoking
Director, Basic and Translational Research in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Director, Tobacco Regulatory Science Lab
TSET Research Scholar
Departments of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, and Cell Biology, OUHSC
Full Member, Peggy and Charles Stephenson Oklahoma Cancer Center
Office: 405-271-4232; Lab: 405-271-4279