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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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27-Hydroxycholesterol acts on myeloid immune cells to induce T cell dysfunction, promoting breast cancer progression

Ma, L., Wang, L., Nelson, A. T., Han, C., He, S., Henn, M. A., Menon, K., Chen, J. J., Baek, A. E., Vardanyan, A., Shahoei, S. H., Park, S., Shapiro, D. J., Nanjappa, S. G. & Nelson, E. R., Aug 28 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Cancer Letters.

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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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  • Myocardial infarction accelerates breast cancer via innate immune reprogramming

    Koelwyn, G. J., Newman, A. A. C., Afonso, M. S., van Solingen, C., Corr, E. M., Brown, E. J., Albers, K. B., Yamaguchi, N., Narke, D., Schlegel, M., Sharma, M., Shanley, L. C., Barrett, T. J., Rahman, K., Mezzano, V., Fisher, E. A., Park, D. S., Newman, J. D., Quail, D. F., Nelson, E. R. & 3 others, Caan, B. J., Jones, L. W. & Moore, K. J., Sep 1 2020, In : Nature Medicine. 26, 9, p. 1452-1458 7 p.

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  • Suppression of breast cancer metastasis and extension of survival by a new antiestrogen in a preclinical model driven by mutant estrogen receptors

    Laws, M. J., Ziegler, Y., Shahoei, S. H., Dey, P., Kim, S. H., Yasuda, M., Park, B. H., Nettles, K. W., Katzenellenbogen, J. A., Nelson, E. R. & Katzenellenbogen, B. S., Jun 1 2020, In : Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 181, 2, p. 297-307 11 p.

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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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