Stewart Sell

Examines the role of stem cells in tissue renewal and carcinogenesis

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Stewart Sell

School of Public Health
Department: Biomedical Sciences

Cancer; aging; stem cells and cancer treatment; alcohol abuse

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Dr. Stewart Sell is a professor of biomedical sciences at the School of Public Health. His research explores the role of tissue determined stem cells in the generation of liver cancer.

He also leads several ongoing research projects, including isolating and characterizing breast cancer stem cells, and determining if the proliferation of breast cancer stem cells can be specifically blocked by small molecular inhibitors or inhibitory RNA. This is a critical step to preventing re-growth of breast cancer after chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Sell is the recipient of numerous awards, including the distinguished scientist award from the International Academy of Tumor Marker Oncology (1998) and the Gary J. Miller Memorial Award for excellence in teaching (2002). In 2007, his paper was cited as a Scientific Landmark in Cancer Research by the American Association for Cancer Research.