Yon Rojanasakul PhD

Robert C. Byrd Distinguished Professor & Benedum Distinguished Professor

Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences
School of Pharmacy
Morgantown, WV 26506-9530
P: 304-293-1476
F: 304-293-2576


Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOP)

Program 5: Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer (Emerging) - Leader

Cancer Center Research Programs (MBRCC)


Cancer Cell Biology Graduate Education (MBRCC)


University of Wisconsin-Madison, PhD, 1989



Ten Most Recent:

Real-time analysis of the effects of toxic, therapeutic and sub-therapeutic concentrations of digitoxin on lung cancer cells.
Eldawud R, Stueckle TA, Manivannan S, Elbaz H, Chen M, Rojanasakul Y, Dinu CZ.
Biosens Bioelectron. 2014;59C:192-199.

Protein nanoparticles as drug delivery carriers for cancer therapy.
Lohcharoenkal W, Wang LY, Chen YC, Rojanasakul Y.
Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:180549


Induction of stem-like cells with malignant properties by chronic exposure of human lung epithelial cells to single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Luanpitpong S, Wang LY, Castranova V, Rojanasakul Y.
Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014;11(1):22


Caveolin-1 regulates lung cancer stem-like cell induction and p53 inactivation in carbon nanotube-driven tumorigenesis.
Luanpitpong S, Wang LY, Stueckle TA, Tse WW, Chen YC, Rojanasakul Y.
OncoTarget. 2014;5(11):3541-3554.

Induction of stem-like cells with fibrogenic properties by carbon nanotubes and its role in fibrogenesis.
Luanpitpong S, Wang LY, Manke A, Castranova V, Yang Y, Martin KH, Ammer AG, Rojanasakul Y.
Nano Lett. 2014;14(6):3110-3116.


Effect of fiber length on carbon nanotube-induced fibrogenesis.
Manke A, Luanpitpong S, Dong C, Wang LY, He X, Battelli LA, Derk R, Stueckle TA, Porter DW, Sager T, Gou H, Dinu CZ, Wu NQ, Mercer RR, Rojanasakul Y.
Int J Mol Sci. 2014;15(5):7444-7461.


Monosaccharide digitoxin derivative sensitize human non-small cell lung cancer cells to anoikis through Mcl-1 proteasomal degradation.
Pongrakhananon V, Stueckle TA, Wang HY, O'Doherty GA, Dinu CZ, Chanvorachote P, Rojanasakul Y.
Biochem Pharmacol. 2014;88(1):23-35.


S-nitrosylation of FLICE inhibitory protein determines its interaction with RIP1 and activation of NF-kappaB.
Talbott SJ, Luanpitpong S, Stehlik C, Azad N, Iyer AK, Wang LY, Rojanasakul Y.
Cell Cycle. 2014;13(12):1948-1957.

Neoplastic-like transformation effect of single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes compared to asbestos on human lung small airway epithelial cells.
Wang LY, Stueckle TA, Mishra A, Derk R, Meighan T, Castranova V, Rojanasakul Y.
Nanotoxicology. 2014;8(5):485-507.

Reactive oxygen species-mediated p38 MAPK regulates carbon nanotube-induced fibrogenic and angiogenic responses.
Azad N, Iyer AK, Wang LY, Liu Y, Lu Y, Rojanasakul Y.
Nanotoxicology. 2013;7(2):157-168.


Current CV


Research Program

Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer