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Bob Sanders
Professor in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Main Office: PAT 522
Phone: (512) 471-7441

Alternate Office: PAT 516-520
Alt. Phone: (512) 475-6844

Mailing Address
The University of Texas at Austin
Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
2506 Speedway Stop A5000
Austin ,TX 78712-1191

Bob Sanders

Research Summary

Research interests are in the interdisciplinary areas of nutrition and cancer biology. Long term goals are to develop vitamin E analogs as anticancer agents, and to increase the understanding of the biological actions of vitamin E, both naturally occurring forms and synthetic analogs. Current investigations involve conducting chemotherapeutic studies with a vitamin E analog referred to as alpha-TEA, using syngeneic and xenograft preclinical animal models. Cell and molecular studies are focused on understanding signaling networks involved in alpha-TEA's pro-apoptotic and anti-survival mediated anti-cancer effects.



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