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Angelo DeLucia, Ph.D.

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Phone: 330.325.6135

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Academic Titles(s)

  • Graduate Faculty Advsg Status College of Graduate Studies
  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology and Cancer Biology


My research studies are concerned with the understanding of how certain human papillomaviruses (HPVs) induce uterine cervical cancer, a major cause of women mortality worldwide. There are now known to be a number of other cancers associated with these viruses, such as head and neck tumors and various skin cancers.

Area of Expertise/Research Interests

  • Human papillomaviruses and cervical cancer.
  • Activation of p53 therapeutic pathways within pre-cancerous and cancer cells.
  • Adenoviruses as gene expression vectors
  • iPS stem cells and organ regeneration
  • Latent adenoviruses and human papillomaviruses in tonsil tissue
  • Human papillomavirus oncogene effects on cervical cancer cell metabolism
  • Flaxseed lignans development as natural product intervention and chemoprotection against uterine cervical and head and neck cancers caused by human papilloma

Educational Background

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Molecular Virology, State University of New York, 1981-1986
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, Purdue University, 1981
  • B.S., Chemistry, John Carroll University, 1975


  • Infectious Diseases Senior Elective 2009
  • Research Ethics (invited lecturer) “Scientific Misconduct and Professionalism” Graduate School 2008
  • Cancer Biology course Kent State Univ invited lecturer 2009-
  • Cell Signaling Kent State Univ invited lecturer 2009-
  • Recombinant DNA, Kent State Univ. invited lecturer 2009-
  • Infection and Immunity (Medical School) lectures and laboratory assignments: Course Director as of 2015
  • Molecules to Cells (Medical School) Co-course director 2009-2015
  • Human values in medicine reflections 2012-2013
  • Principles of Medical Science invited lecture on the Microbiome

Academic & Professional Activities

  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • Cleveland Virology Group
  • American Society for Virology
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society for Microbiology


  • Graduated Magna cum laude
  • David Ross Fellow
  • National Research Service Award


  • Integrative Medical Sciences Tenure Track Faculty Search Committee Chair
  • Integrative Medical Sciences Faculty Search Committee
  • Faculty Workload Policy Committee
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine Chair of the Faculty Forum Meeting
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine M1/M2 Curriculum Committee


  • Northeast Ohio Medical University October 14, 2015. “Influenza” as part of the Mini-medical School
  • Youngstown State University May 3, 2013. Biogenetics and Modern Medicine
  • University of Akron, Biology Department, November 10, 2011. Reactivation of the p53 tumor suppressor protein by natural plant products within human papillomavirus induced cancers
  • Kent State University, Chemistry Department, November 4, 2009. Reactivation of the tumor suppressor p53 by plant lignans within cervical cancer cells
  • Cleveland Virology Group & Case Western Reserve University March 1, 2006. A Plant lignans and metabolic derivatives that reactivate p53: their potential use as anti viral and anti tumor therapeutic agents.



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