Thomas Rosol, D.V.M., Ph.D.
College of Veterinary Medicine
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Foods for Health
Areas of Expertise: cancer and metastasis, vitamin D and cancer, calcium regulation, bone health and cancer, endocrine pathology
I investigate the pathogenesis of cancer to lungs and bones using mouse models. Translational mouse models of human cancer are essential to identify the genes involved in the progression of breast cancer and identify new treatments to prevent metastases. Excess calcium in the blood leads to life threatening consequences. Diet and vitamin D compounds play an important role in regulating calcium balance and may also have antitumor activities. My laboratory is funded by the NIH and medical foundations for over 20 years. I have trained over 30 graduate and post-graduate students. I currently serve as a council member for the National Center for Research Resources of the NIH and an executive member of the National Agriculture Research Education Extension and Economics Advisory Board for the USDA.
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