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Zhongzong Pan, Ph.D.

Phone: 802-656-0134
Email: zpan@uvm.edu

Campus address:
200D Terrill Hall
Department of Animal Nutrition and Food Sciences
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Ph.D. University of Connecticut Health Center 1997
M.S. Shandong University, Jinan, China 1987
B.S. Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China 1984
Research Interests and Focus
Molecular mechanisms of mammary gland development and breast cancer. Deranged signaling and gene expression profiles in mammary malignancy. Estrogen receptors, growth factors and their receptors.
Honors and Awards
The Edward David Lustbader Award, Fox Chase Cancer Center
DOD Postdoctoral Fellowship
Pan, Z.Z., Bruening, W., Giasson, B.I., Lee, V.M. and Godwin, A.K. Synuclein promotes cancer cell survival and inhibits stress- and chemotherapy drug-induced apoptosis by modulating MAPK pathways. J. Biol Chem. 277:35050-35060, 2002.

Lu*, Y., Pan, Z.Z., Devaux, Y. and Ray, P. p21-Activated Protein Kinase 4 (PAK4) interacts with the keratinocyte growth factor receptor (KGFR) and participates in KGF-mediated inhibition of oxidant-induced cell death. J. Biol. Chem. 278:10374-80, 2003.

Pan, Z.Z., Devaux, Y., and Ray, P. Ribosomal S6 kinase as a mediator of keratinocyte growth factor-induced activation of AKT in epithelial cells. Mol. Biol. Cell, 15:3106-3113, 2004.

Pan, Z.Z. and Godwin, A.K. Oncogenes. E! ncyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, 2nd Edition, edited by Robert A Meyers, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KgaA, Weinheim, Vol. 9, pp 435-495, 2005.
Current Students (M.S. and Ph.D.)
Sivashankar Ramakrishnan – ASCI masters candidate.