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:

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.

Exposure to carbon nanotubes leads to changes in the cellular biomechanics.
Dong CB, Kashon ML, Lowry D, Dordick JS, Reynolds SH, Rojanasakul Y, Sargent LM, Dinu CZ.
Adv Healthc Mater. 2013; [Epub ahead of print]

Effects of acid treatment on structure, properties and biocompatibility of carbon nanotubes.
Dong CB, Campell AS, Eldawud R, Perhinschi G, Rojanasakul Y, Dinu CZ.
Appl Surf Sci. 2013;264:261-268.

Selective stamp bonding of PDMS microfluidic devices to polymer substrates for biological applications.
Li X, Wu NQ, Rojanasakul Y, Liu YX.
Sensor Actuat A-Physical. 2013;193:186-192.

Regulation of apoptosis by Bcl-2 cysteine oxidation in human lung epithelial cells.
Luanpitpong S, Chanvorachote P, Stehlik C, Tse WW, Callery PS, Wang LY, Rojanasakul Y.
Mol Biol Cell. 2013;24(6):858-869.


Pulmonary toxicity and fibrogenic response of carbon nanotubes.
Manke A, Wang LY, Rojanasakul Y.
Toxicol Mech Methods. 2013;23(3):196-206.

Linking JNK-STAT3-Akt signaling axis to EZH2 phosphorylation: a novel pathway of carcinogenesis.
Rojanasakul Y.
Cell Cycle. 2013;12(2):202


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. 2013; [Epub ahead of print]

TRAIL and proteasome inhibitors combination induces a robust apoptosis in human malignant pleural mesothelioma cells through Mcl-1 and Akt protein cleavages.
Yuan BZ, Chapman J, Ding M, Wang J, Jiang B, Rojanasakul Y, Reynolds SH.
BMC Cancer. 2013;13(1):140

Caveolin-1 regulates Mcl-1 stability and anoikis in lung carcinoma cells.
Chunhacha P, Pongrakhananon V, Rojanasakul Y, Chanvorachote P.
Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2012;302(9):C1284-C1292.


Current CV


Research Program

Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer