Shaniece C. Theodore, PhD

Cancer Prevention and Control Postdoctoral Fellow
IMG 5169
Telephone: 205.934.6893
Department: Division of Preventative Medicine
Primary Mentor: Monica Baskin, PhD
Secondary Mentor: Christine Skibola, PhD

Originally from St. Croix, U.S.V.I., Shaniece Theodore received her B.S. in Biology from Tuskegee University in 2003. She remained at Tuskegee University where she completed her PhD in Integrative Biosciences in 2013. Her dissertation was performed under the guidance of Dr. Clayton Yates and Timothy Turner, where she investigated the correlation between variations in microRNA expression patterns in African American and Caucasian men with prostate cancer. Shaniece’s research interests include cancer health disparities, interventions for cancer control and prevention in minority populations, cancer epidemiology, and cancer genetics. Outside of research, she enjoys spending time with her family outdoors.

Dissertation Title:

Genome Wide MicroRNA Profiling of Novel African American and Caucasian Prostate Cancer Cell Lines; Reveals that miR-152 is a Tumor Suppressor that is silenced by DNA Methylation.


Selected Publications:

Theodore, S., Rhim, J., Turner, T., and Yates, C. (2010). “miRNA 26a Expression in a Novel Panel of African American Prostate Cancer Cell Lines,” Journal of Ethnicity & Disease 20(S1): 96-100.

Theodore, S., Sharp, S., Zhou, J., Turner, T., Li, H., Miki, J., Ji, Y., Patel, V., Yates, C., and Rhim, J. (2010). “Establishment and Characterization of a Pair of Non-malignant and Malignant Tumor Derived Cell Lines from an African American Prostate Cancer Patient.” International Journal of Oncology 37(6): 1477-1482.

Jones, J., Wang, H., Karanam, B., Theodore, S., Dean-Colomb, W., Welch, D., Grizzle, W., and Yates, C. “Nuclear localization of Kaiso promotes the poorly differentiated phenotype and EMT in infiltrating ductal carcinomas.” Clinical and Experimental Metastasis. 2014; DOI: 10.1007/s10585-014-9644-7.

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