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Tristan Coles, BA
Otolaryngology

Tristan Coles, BA

Medical Student


Tristan earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Oklahoma City University and is now a medical student at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is currently working on a research study looking at the mutagenicity of e-cigarettes to evaluate their risk of causing cancer.


Select Publications:

Selected Conference Presentations:

1. Coles T, Sadhasivam B, Chinnaiyan M, Chissoe G, Ganapathy V, Brobst D, Johnson K, and Queimado L. Evaluation of E-cigarette Mutagenicity in Vapers Using Ames Test. 9th Annual Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Research Day, April 2, 2022, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Oral Presentation. Won Jesus E. Medina M.D. Award for Excellence in Research by a Medical Student.

2. Sadhasivam B, Jackson CG, Smith KM, Coles T, Jhingan I, Stewart R, Hahn EH, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. DNA damage level correlates with grade of cervical dysplasia: A potential biomarker to assess cervical cancer risk. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021, April 10-15, 2021, Virtual Meeting. Virtual Poster. Awarded the Stephenson Cancer Center Trainee Research Conference and Workshop Travel Award.

3. Sadhasivam B, Gunderson C, Coles T, Stewart R, Hahn EH, Johnson SE, Zhao YD, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. Nuclear DNA Damage as a Potential Tool to Predict Cervical Cancer Risk. NIH Virtual IDeA Program Meeting, September 22, 2020. Oral Presentation.

4. Sadhasivam B, Gunderson C, Coles T, Stewart R, Hahn EH, Johnston SE, Zhao YD, Ganapathy V, and Queimado L. DNA damage detection by q-PADDA: a promising tool for assessment of cervical cancer risk. 2020 Stephenson Cancer Center Annual Cancer Research Symposium, February 7, 2020, OUHSC, Oklahoma City, OK. Poster. Won third place prize for Outstanding Poster Presentation.