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Masako Nakanishi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor-in-Residence
Academic Office Location:
Center for Molecular Oncolgy
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3101
Phone: 860-679-8703
Fax: 860-679-7639
Website(s):

Center for Molecular Oncology

Our laboratory is interested in pathogenesis of gastrointestinal inflammation and cancer, mouse tumor models, role of lipid metabolism, microbiome, nutritional intervention.   My primary interests have been focused on examining the role of bioactive lipid signaling in colon carcinogenesis using both genetically engineered mouse models and cell culture systems.

My research focuses on pathogenesis of gastrointestinal inflammation and cancer, mouse tumor models, the role of lipid metabolism, microbiome, nutritional intervention.

I have several research projects available that focus on chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer (CRC) and inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs).

Accepting Lab Rotation Students: Fall '20, Spring '21,Summer '21

Journal Articles

Conference Papers

  • Gene deletion of mPGES-1 results in a significant reduction in tumor stage and burden in the BBN mouse model of bladder cancer. Highly Rated Abstract, Top 2%
    Nakanishi M, Choudhary S, Hegde P, Pilbeam C, Rosenberg D, Taylor JA. 2010 Jan;51596-597

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