Tyvette Hilliard

e-mail address:  [email protected]
Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

Research Interests/Project: Investigate the association between obesity and ovarian cancer metastasis. Investigate the role of mesothelin on ovarian tumor cell adhesion.

Yue, P., Lopez-Tapia, F., Paladino, D., Li,Y., Hilliard T., Chen,Y., Tius, M.A., Turkson, J. (2015) Hydroxamic acid and benzoic acid-based Stat3 inhibitors suppress human glioma and breast cancer phenotypes in vitro and in vivo. Cancer Res. doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-14-3558. PubMed PMID: 26088127

Miklossy G*, Hilliard TS*, Turkson J (2013) Therapeutic modulators of STAT signalling for human diseases. Nat Rev Drug Discov 12: 611-629.

Hilliard TS*, Modi DA*, Burdette JE (2013) Gonadotropins activate oncogenic pathways to enhance proliferation in normal mouse ovarian surface epithelium. Int J Mol Sci 14: 4762-4782.

King, S. M., Hilliard, T. S., Wu, L. Y., Jaffe, R. C., Fazleabas, A. T., and Burdette, J. E. (2011) The impact of ovulation on fallopian tube epithelial cells: evaluating three hypotheses connecting ovulation and serous ovarian cancer, Endocr Relat Cancer 18, 627-642.

King, S.M.*, Quartuccio, S.*, Hilliard, T.S.*, Inoue, K., Burdette, J.E. (2011) Alginate Hydrogels for Three-Dimensional Organ Culture of Ovaries and Oviducts, J Vis Exp. http://www.jove.com/details.stp?id=2804 doi: 10.3791/2804.

Hilliard, T. S., Gaisina, I. N., Muehlbauer, A. G., Gaisin, A. M., Gallier, F., and Burdette, J. E. (2011) Glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta inhibitors induce apoptosis in ovarian cancer cells and inhibit in vivo tumor growth, Anticancer Drugs 22, 978-985.

Jackson, K. S., Inoue, K., Davis, D. A., Hilliard, T. S., and Burdette, J. E. (2009) Three-dimensional ovarian organ culture as a tool to study normal ovarian surface epithelial wound repair, Endocrinology 150, 3921-3926.

* These authors contributed equally to this work