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Maryam Alrashid

Academic Credentials

PhD- Molecular and Cellular Oncology
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
Graduated 3.53/4.00 GPA.



Masters of Science- Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
The George Washington University, Washington, D.C
Graduated 3.44/4.00 GPA.



B.Sc. –Biochemistry-Minor: Chemistry-With honors Kuwait University, Kuwait.


Academic Position

Assistant Professor


  1. Bile Acid regulation of COX-2 dependent cell proliferation in both human fibroblasts and stellate cells. AACR conference 2006, Washington DC.
  2. FXR plays a key role in the anti-proliferative and apoptotic responses of bile acids in colon carcinoma cell lines.  AACR conference 2007, Los Angeles, CA.
  3. Enhancement of DNA-Topoisomerase I Inhibitor-Induced Apoptosis By Ursodeoxycholic Acid. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics,  2006 Jan;5(1):68-79.
  4. FXR and PPAR-γ in Bile Acid Induced Anti-Proliferative Responses in Colon Carcinoma Cell Lines. Ph.D. Thesis, The George Washington University, 2007.

Research Interest:

  • Nuclear Receptor signaling in cancer
  • Genotyping for better cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment
  • Pharmacogenomics applications in cancer



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