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Denise L. Chung

Professor of Biochemistry

B.A., New York UniversityM.S., New York UniversityPh.D., New York University


Mutated ras-p21 protein has been found in 98 percent of human pancreatic cancers and 50 percent of human colon cancers. A single point mutation is responsible for p21 to become oncogenic. My research involves the study of potential inhibitors in the ras-p21 signal transduction pathway. Xenopus laevis oocytes are used as my experimental model system.


Oncology, Protein Structure


  • Co-author, articles in the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science, Anticancer Research, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Biochemistry, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Experimental Cell Research, the Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, the Journal of Protein Chemistry, Medical Science Research, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA and The Protein Journal

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Chemical Society