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Timothy Turner, Ph.D. Timothy Turner, Ph.D.

Tuskegee University
Dept. of Biology,Carver Research FDN, Rm. 45, Center for Cancer Research,
Tuskegee, AL 36088
phone: (334) 727-8787
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Dr. Timothy Turner is a Professor of Biology at Tuskegee University. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator for the Tuskegee University component of the Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/University of Alabama at Birmingham U54 Cancer Partnership. Dr. Turnerís involvement in NCI sponsored Cancer Partnerships began in 2001 as the Principal Investigator for the Tuskegee University/University of Alabama Birmingham P20 Cancer Partnership Training Grant. In addition, he is the Deputy Director of Research and Training in the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care and the Associate Director of Tuskegee Universityís Project EXPORT.

Dr. Turnerís research interest is the reduction of the current prostate cancer health disparity in African American men. His research focuses on identifying and disrupting signaling mechanisms involved in the progression of prostate cancer to its invasive and metastatic stages. His research has explored the signaling pathways associated with luteinizing hormone (LH) based therapies in prostate cancer; specifically focusing on the role of luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) agonists and antagonists on epidermal growth factor rector (EGFR) mediated metastasis. The Turner lab is currently exploring the use of a nanoscale magnetic-based guided drug delivery system for cancer drugs. These research projects will identify unique intracellular signaling pathways that can be targeted by novel anticancer drugs and therapies.

Dr. Turner received his Ph.D. in endocrinology/tumor biology from the University of California-Berkeley and his B.S. degree in biology from Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. He was a post doctoral fellow in developmental biology at the University of California, San Francisco and in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr. Turner also served as a teaching associate at the University of California, as an administrative assistant for the MARC Program at the University of California, and as a histology laboratory instructor at the same institution.

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Daniel S. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H
Edward Partridge, M.D.
Updated: 04/30/12