Alexander Yu. Nikitin
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
National Institutes of Health Midcareer Award in Mouse Pathobiology
Terry Fox Foundation Award
Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Award
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Award
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