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Erik Nelson is an Assistant Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and is affiliated with the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cancer Center at Illinois (Urbana), University of Illinois Cancer Center (Chicago), as well as the Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People research theme within the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology.

Dr. Nelson has been named the 2020-2021 Gunsalus Scholar by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for his work on cholesterol metabolism and cancer.

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Acute exposure to physiological doses of triiodothyronine does not induce gonadal caspase 3 activity in goldfish in vitro

Allan, E. R. O., Dores, C. B., Nelson, E. R. & Habibi, H. R., Apr 1 2020, In : General and Comparative Endocrinology. 289, 113382.

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  • CaMKK2 in myeloid cells is a key regulator of the immune-suppressive microenvironment in breast cancer

    Racioppi, L., Nelson, E. R., Huang, W., Mukherjee, D., Lawrence, S. A., Lento, W., Masci, A. M., Jiao, Y., Park, S., York, B., Liu, Y., Baek, A. E., Drewry, D. H., Zuercher, W. J., Bertani, F. R., Businaro, L., Geradts, J., Hall, A., Means, A. R., Chao, N. & 2 others, Chang, C. Y. & McDonnell, D. P., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 2450.

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  • Estrogen-independent Myc overexpression confers endocrine therapy resistance on breast cancer cells expressing ERαY537S and ERαD538G mutations

    Yu, L., Wang, L., Mao, C., Duraki, D., Kim, J. E., Huang, R., Helferich, W. G., Nelson, E. R., Park, B. H. & Shapiro, D. J., Feb 1 2019, In : Cancer Letters. 442, p. 373-382 10 p.

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  • Host CYP27A1 expression is essential for ovarian cancer progression

    He, S., Ma, L., Baek, A. E., Vardanyan, A., Vembar, V., Chen, J. J., Nelson, A. T., Burdette, J. E. & Nelson, E. R., Jan 1 2019, In : Endocrine-Related Cancer. 26, 7, p. 659-675 17 p.

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  • Nuclear receptors, cholesterol homeostasis and the immune system

    Shahoei, S. H. & Nelson, E. R., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 191, 105364.

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