Alexander Yu. Nikitin

Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Contact Information

T2 014A Veterinary Research Tower
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 253-4347

Alexander Yu. Nikitin

Professor
Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

Expertise
Stem cell and cancer research; genetically modified mouse models; comparative and stem cell pathology; reproductive biology and pathology

Current Research Interest
Stem cell niches and cancer; pathogenesis of epithelial ovarian, prostate, and gastroesophageal cancers; accurate gene targeting in mouse and human cells; early genetic determinants of cancer progression; stem cell pathology as discipline 

Distinction
National Institutes of Health Midcareer Award in Mouse Pathobiology
Terry Fox Foundation Award
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Award
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Award

Selected Publications
Flesken-Nikitin, Andrea, Chang-Il Hwang, Chieh-Yang Cheng, Tatyana V. Michurina, Grigori N. Enikolopov, and Alexander Yu. Nikitin. “Ovarian Surface Epithelium at the Junction Area Contains Cancer-Prone Stem Cell Niche.” Nature 495 (2013): 241–245.

Cheng, Chieh-Yang, Chang-Il Hwang, David C. Corney, Andrea Flesken-Nikitin, Long-Chang Jiang, Gülfem Meryem Öner, Robert J. Munroe, John C. Schimenti, Heiko Hermeking, and Alexander Yu. Nikitin. “miR-34 Cooperates with p53 in Suppression of Prostate Cancer by Joint Regulation of Stem Cell Compartment.” Cell Reports 6 (2014): 1000–1007.

Cornell Research Website Article
Women's Silent Killer, Ovarian Cancer