PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

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McCarthy R, Lu D, Alkhateeb A, Gardeck AM, Wessling-Resnick M, Lee C. (2015) Characterization of a novel adult murine immortalized microglial cell line and its activation by amyloid-beta. Journal of Neuroinflammation. [PubMed]

Alkhateeb A, Buckett P, Kim J, Byrne SL, Wessling-Resnick M. (2015) The small molecule ferristatin II induces hepatic hepcidin expression in vivo and in vitro. American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.308 (12): G1019-26. [PubMed]

Alkhateeb A, Zubritsky L, Kinsman B, Leitzel K, Ali SM, Campbell-Baird C, Connor J, Lipton A. (2014) Elevation in multiple inflammatory biomarkers predicts survival of pancreatic cancer patients with inoperable disease. Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer. 45 (2): 161-167. [PubMed]

Alkhateeb A and Connor J. (2013) The Significance of Ferritin in Cancer: Anti-oxidation, Inflammation and Tumorigenesis. Biochemica Biophysica Acta - Reviews on Cancer. 1836 (2): 245–254. [PubMed]

Alkhateeb A, Han B, Connor J. (2013) Ferritin stimulates breast cancer cells through an iron-independent mechanism and is localized within tumor-associated macrophages. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 137 (3): 733-744. [PubMed]

Alkhateeb A, Leitzel K, Ali SM, Campbell-Baird C, Evans M, Fuchs E, Köstler WJ, Lipton A, Connor J. (2012) Elevation in serum inflammatory biomarkers predicts response to trastuzumab-containing therapy. PLoS ONE. 5 (10): e13636. [PubMed]

 

Alkhateeb A and Connor J. (2010) Nuclear Ferritin: A new role for ferritin in cell biology. Biochemica Biophysica Acta. 1800 (8): 793-797. [PubMed]

Perspectives & Opinions

Philosophy of Science & Scientific Policy 

Should Staying in Academia Be Considered a Failure? Published in Scientific American on September 21, 2018

To Improve Reproducibility Listen to Graduate Students and PostdocsPublished in a Nature Blog on August 4, 2017

NIH Budget Cuts: It's Not Just the Money. Published in Scientific American on June 1, 2017

Science has outgrown the human mind and its limited capacities. Published in Aeon Magazine on April 24, 2017 and republished by The Atlantic.

We Should Not Accept Scientific Results That Have Not Been Repeated. Published  in Nautilus Magazine. July 29, 2016. (A response was published on August 17, 2016 to a discussion of this article that evolved on Hacker News)

 

Reimagining the Paper. Published in The Scientist Magazine. May 2, 2016

Social Issues

Into Freedom. Published in Los Angeles Review of Books on October 21, 2018

If You See Something, Say Something (It’s Not About What You Think It Is). Published in Huffington Post.

December 5, 2015

A Palestinian Walks Into a Synagogue… Published in Al Jazeera America. July 18, 2015

  

Presentations

Extracellular ferritin is a tumorigenic factor and is secreted by tumor-associated macrophages: A functional link between inflammation and tumorigenesis. International Bioiron Society Annual Meeting, London, UK. (2013)

 

Treatment with ferric iron downregulates E-cadherin in a model of breast cancer in vitro and may promote epithelial to mesenchymal transition. International Bioiron Society Annual Meeting, London, UK. (2013)

 

Ferritin binds breast cancer cells and promotes proliferation independently of iron content: A novel role for ferritin in the breast tumor microenvironment. International Bioiron Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. (2011)

 

Ferristatin II induces hepatic hepcidin expression and Stat3 phosphorylation. Experimental Biology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (2014)

 

HFE genotype affects tumor progression and macrophage behavior in a mouse model. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (2014)

 

Extracellular ferritin is a tumorigenic factor and is secreted by tumor-associated macrophages: A functional link between inflammation and tumorigenesis. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (2013)

 

Serum ferritin predicts response to trastuzumab and is a biomarker for breast and pancreatic cancers: A potential novel inflammatory effector mechanism. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. (2012)

 

Elevated serum ferritin predicts reduced progression-free and overall survival in trastuzumab-treated metastatic breast cancer. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonia, TX. (2011)

 

Ferritin binds breast cancer cells and promotes proliferation independently of iron content: A novel role for ferritin in the breast tumor microenvironment. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL; International Bioiron Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC. (2011)

 

Scara5, is expressed on breast cancer and glioma cells: functional implications for cancer-associated high serum/CSF ferritin levels. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Translational Research Symposium, Penn State Cancer Institute, Hershey, PA. (2010)

 

The characterization of nitrogen and sulfur cycling bacteria in soils overlaying the coal mine fire of Centralia, Pennsylvania. 

General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Toronto, ON. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, San Rafael, CA. (2007)

 

Watching your friends get eaten: Bystander effects on predator recognition and subsequent survival in the wolf spider Pardosa milvina.American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. Annual Meeting for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Sciences, Hershey, PA (2006)

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