Researcher Profile

George P. Studzinski, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Research
New Jersey Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Medical Science Building
185 South Orange Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103

Phone: (973) 972-5869

Assistant: Vivienne Lowe
(973) 972-6312

Research Program Alignment

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • Exploration of the mechanisms through which vitamin D induces differentiation and cell cycle arrest of human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells, an avenue that may lead to the use of vitamin D, or analogs (deltanoids), as adjuvants for chemotherapy or for chemoprevention of cancer. These studies include the recognition of limiting steps in cycle progression, now generally referred to as cell cycle checkpoints, and their control by p27Kip1, which the laboratory found to be the principal regulator of this process in AML cells.

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