Long-Chain n-3 Fatty Acids Attenuate Oncogenic KRas-Driven Proliferation by Altering Plasma Membrane Nanoscale Proteolipid Composition Natividad R. Fuentes1,2, Mohamed Mlih3, Rola Barhoumi4, Yang-Yi Fan1, Paul Hardin5, Trevor J. Steele6, Spencer Behmer6, Ian A. Prior7, Jason Karpac3, and Robert S. Chapkin1,8 Ras signaling originates from transient nanoscale compartmentalized regions of the plasma membrane composed of specific […]
Research in the Chapkin lab focuses on dietary/microbial modulators related to the prevention of cancer and chronic inflammatory diseases. The lab has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the past 29 years.
Dr. Chapkin talks with cancerNetwork, home of the journal ONCOLOGY. “We have become very familiar with reports in the media comparing the health effects of Western diets, typically heavy in animal fats and proteins, with Asian and Mediterranean diets, which include more fish and place greater emphasis on consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. […]
On April 16, 2018 Huajun Han took home 2nd place at the Graduate Student Research Symposium in the Oral competition for his research titled, “Protective role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in regulating colonic stem and progenitor cell homeostasis.” This event is a one-day research symposium for students to share their work with fellow students, […]
At the 21st Annual Student Research Week Competition Michael Salinas received awards in multiple categories. Michael received 1st place ranking in: Oral Presentation in the Graduate Agriculture and Life Sciences Category and was awarded a cash prize. Next, Salinas took home top honors for the Writing Center Outstanding Oral Award. This title is given to […]