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Theresa Cantu

Research Interests:
I am interested in researching biologically active lipids that regulate inflammation in the developing ovary. Specifically, I am interested in the Eicosanoid class of compounds, and how endocrine disruptors can modulate them during development. With this research, I hope to unravel different non-estrogenic targets of endocrine disruption and further expand our knowledge of how EDCs can affect cellular signaling.

Publications, Presentations, Posters & Meetings Attend:
Walsh C.J., C.A Luer, J.E. Yordy, T. Cantu, J. Miedema, S.R. Leggett, B. Leigh, P. Adams, M. Ciesla, C. Bennett, and A.B. Bodine. Epigonal Conditioned Media from Bonnethead Shark, Sphyrna tiburo, Induces Apoptosis in a T-Cell Leukemia Cell Line, Jurkat E6-1. Marine Drugs. 2013; 11(9):3224-3257.

“Activation of Caspase-9 in Jurkat Cells cultured with Epigonal Conditioned Medium” Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science. October 1-3, 2010 Anaheim, C.A. T. Cantu, C.J. Walsh and C. A. Luer

 “Analysis of Human CMG2 Expression in Select Tissue”. Poster - University of Texas at San Antonio – Annual MBRS-RISE/MARC Symposium. San Antonio, TX, 2009 Cantu, T., M. Vargas and G.J. Chaudry

Honors & Awards:
Trainee in Marine Biomedicine and Human Health Program

Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Fellowship NIH/MIGMS 2011- MUSC

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Scholarship 2010-2011

Mote Marine Laboratory Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates NSF 2010 – MML

Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Travel Award 2010 – SACNAS conference

Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Travel Award 2009 – SACNAS conference

Minority Access to Research Careers Fellowship-
2008-2010 Research (MARC-U*STAR) Trainee UTSA

Theresa Cantu

Theresa Cantu

Mentor: Dr Louis Guillette, Jr.

BS, University of Texas at San Antonio

Year Matriculated: 2011