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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Daniel Medina, Ph.D.

Daniel MedinaProfessor
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology

Phone: 713-798-4483


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

  • Mammary premalignant progression
  • Mechanism of hormone-induced protection in breast cancer

Selected Publications

  • Lee S, Medina D, Tsimelzon A, Mohsin SK, Mao S, Wu Y, Allred DC. Alteration of genes and pathways in hyperplastic enlarged lobular units, the early precursors of breast cancer. Am J Path. 2007. 171:1-11.
  • Rajkumar L, Kittrell FS, Guzman RC, Brown PH, Nandi S, Medina D. Hormone-induced protection of mammary tumorigenesis in genetically engineered mouse models. Breast Cancer Res. 2007. 9(1):R12.
  • Lee S, Mohsin SK, Mao S, Hilsenbeck SG, Medina D, Allred DC. Hormones, receptors, and growth in hyperplastic enlarged lobular units: early potential precursors of breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res. 2006. 8(1):R6
  • Medina D. Mammary developmental fate and breast cancer risk. Endocrine-Related Cancer. 2005. 12:1-13.
  • Medina D, Kittrell FS, Shepard A, Contreras A, Rosen JM, Lydon J. Hormone dependence in premalignant mammary progression. Cancer Res. 2003. 63:1067-72.
  • Medina D, Kittrell FS, Shepard A, Stephens LC, Jiang C, Lu J, Allred DC, McCarthy M, Ullrich RL. Biological and genetic properties of the p53 null preneoplastic mammary epithelium. FASEB J. 2002. 16(8):881-3.
  • Sivaraman L, Conneely OM, Medina D, O'Malley BW. P53 is a potential mediator of pregnancy and hormone-induced resistance to mammary carcinogenesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001. 98:12379-84.

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