Shana J. Sturla
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Associate Professor at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology
Professor Sturla’s research focus is in the area of toxicology and concerns how dietary components and other chemicals impact cancer incidence and treatment by investigating relationships between chemical structure, biotransformation and cellular responses. The research combines approaches at the interface of chemistry and biology, and knowledge regarding molecular mechanisms of toxicology that will be gained from the research is expected to contribute to improved human health, nutrition, and disease prevention strategies.
Shana Sturla has been Associate Professor for Food and Nutrition Toxicology at the Department of Agriculture and Food Sciences since 2009.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1975.
She concluded her studies in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor degree in 1996 and gained a PhD in chemistry from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge, MA, USA in 2001.
2001-2004 she worked as a postdoc in carcinogenesis at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
2004-2009 she was Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.
|Honours||2010||European Research Council Starting Independent Researcher Grant|
|2007||American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar in Cancer Research|
|2004||US National Cancer Institute Career Developmant award|
|Course Catalogue||551-1400-00L||Molecular Disease Mechanisms II|
|752-1030-00L||Food Biochemistry and Toxicology Laboratory|
|752-1300-00L||Introduction to Molecular Toxicology|
|752-1301-00L||Special Topics in Toxicology|
|752-1302-00L||Advanced Topics in Toxicology|
|752-7500-00L||World Food Systems Film Series|
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