Ramune Reliene

Ramune Reliene, PhD, MS

Gene, environment and nutrient interactions in the etiology and prevention of cancer.

The World Within Reach
Ramune Reliene, PhD, MS
Assistant Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Environmental Health Sciences

CRC 304
Personal Pages: http://www.albany.edu/sph/19129.php



Post-doctoral fellowship in Carcinogenesis
University of California Los Angeles 2001 - 2005

Ph.D. in Biochemistry
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) 1998 - 2001

M.S. in Biochemistry
University of Vilnius 1994-1996

B.S. in Biochemistry
University of Vilnius 1990-1994

Research Interests

Gene, environment and nutrient interactions in the etiology and prevention of cancer.

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught:
EHS 530 Principals of Toxicology
EHS 535 Environment and Cancer
EHS 590 Introduction to Environmental Health
BMS 601 Biomedical Science Horizons


  • Shirode A.B., Coon J.K., Nallanthighal S., Bharali D.J., Mousa S.A, and Reliene R. (2015) Nanoencapsulation of pomegranate bioactive compounds for breast cancer chemoprevention” International Journal of Nanomedicine 10:475-84. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25624761
  • Kovvuru P., Mancilla P.E., Shirode A.B., Murray T.M., Begley T.J. and Reliene R. (2014) “Oral ingestion of silver nanoparticles induces genomic instability and DNA damage in multiple tissues”. Nanotoxicology. Epub ahead of print. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24713076
  • Shirode A.B., Kovvuru P., Chittur S.V., Henning S.M., Heber D. and Reliene R. (2014) “Antiproliferative effects of pomegranate extract in MCF-7 breast cancer cells are associated with reduced DNA repair gene expression and induction of double strand breaks”. Molecular Carcinogenesis 53:458-470. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23359482
  • Reliene R., Yamamoto M.L., Rao P.N., and Schiestl R.H. (2010) “Genomic instability in mice is greater in Fanconi anemia caused by deficiency of Fancd2 than Fancg”. Cancer Research 70: 9703-9710. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21118969
  • Trouiller B., Reliene R., Westbrook A., Solaimani P., and Schiestl R.H. ( 2009) “Titanium dioxide nanoparticles induce DNA damage and genetic instability in vivo in mice”. Cancer Research 69: 8784-8789. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19887611
  • Reliene R., Fleming S.M, Chesselet M-F, and Schiestl R. H. (2008) “Effects of antioxidants on cancer prevention and neuromotor performance in Atm deficient mice”. Food and Chemical Toxicology 46:1371-1377. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18037553