Academic Program Coordinator
c/o Department of Pharmacology, UTHSCSA
7703 Floyd Curl Dr.
Mail Code: 7764
San Antonio, TX. 78229-3900
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Thomas J. Slaga, Ph.D.
Basketball, Frisbee, Traveling and Cooking
Jake is studying the synergistic inhibitory effects of natural molecules resveratrol and ursolic acid in a mouse model of skin tumor promotion. He is also examining the ability of ursolic acid to inhibit skin cancer cell growth via certain cell pathways induced by exercise. This work may help develop natural strategies for prevention or treatment of skin cancers, especially in susceptible individuals.
Received a PreDoctoral Fellowship in Pharmacology/Toxicology, from the PhRMA Foundation - 2012
Received a Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award from the American Association for Cancer Research - 2011
2nd AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Basic Cancer Research - San Francisco, CA. - September 2011
Junco J., Cho J., Malik G., Carbajal S., Moore T., Tolstykh O., DiGiovanni .J, and Slaga T.J. - A combination of resveratrol and ursolic acid produces synergistic inhibitory effects on markers of skin tumor promotion (Poster)
101st AACR Annual Meeting - Washington DC. - April 2010
Junco J., Kowalczyk M., Kowalczyk P., Tolstykh O., Hanausek M., Walaszek Z., and Slaga T.J. - Ursolic acid prevents activation of oncogenic factors in UV-treated HaCaT cells (Poster)
24th Aspen Cancer Conference - Aspen, CO. - July 2009
Junco J., Kowalczyk M., Kowalczyk P., Hanausek M., Walaszek Z., and Slaga, T.J. - Differential effects of promising phytonutrients on critical features of skin tumor promotion in SENCAR mice (Poster)
100th AACR Annual Meeting - Denver, CO. - April 2009
Junco J., Kowalczyk M., Kowalczyk P., Hanausek M., Walaszek Z., and Slaga T.J. - Differential effects of promising phytonutrients on critical features of skin tumor promotion in SENCAR mice (Poster) (Proceedings of the AACR - Abstract # 3898)
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