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Alan M. Diamond, PhD

phone: (312) 413-8747

fax: (312) 996-7586


  • Education
    • B.S., Biology, 1978 - Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York
      Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1982 - SUNY at Stony Brook, New York
  • Fellowship
    • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 1982-1986 - Harvard Medical School and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Research Focus
    • Cancer prevention, biological activity of selenium
  • Selected Recent Publications
    • Diwadkar-Navsariwala, V., Swanson, S.M. Birch, L.A., Ray, V.H., Hedayat, S., Lantvit , D.L. Prins, G.S., and Diamond, A.M.. Selenoprotein deficiency accelerates prostate carcinogenesis in a transgenic model. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103:8179-8184, 2006.

      Baliga, M.S., Wang, H., Zhuo, P.L., Schwartz, J.L. and Diamond, A.M. Selenium and GPx-1 over-expression protect mammalian cells from UV-induced DNA damage. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 3:265-276, 2007.

      Esser, K.A., Harpole, C., Prins, G.S. and Diamond, A.M. Physical activity reduces prostate carcinogenesis in a transgenic model. The Prostate 69:1372-1377, 2009.

      Zhuo, P. and Diamond, A.M. Molecular mechanisms by which selenoproteins affect cancer risk and progression. Biochem. Biophys. Acta 1790:1546-1554, 2009.

      Zhuo, P., Goldberg, M. Herman, L., Lee,B.-S., Wang, H., Brown, R.L., Foster, C.B., Peters, U. and Diamond, A.M. Molecular consequences of genetic variations in the glutathione peroxidase 1 selenoenzyme. Cancer Res. (In Press, available on line) 2009.