Professor of Medicine
Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, USA
Dr. Melpo Christofidou-Solomidou is a Research Associate Professor of Medicine, at the Department of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. She is an Investigator of the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET), Abramson Cancer Center (ACC), University of Pennsylvania and also Adjunct Faculty in the Institute forEnvironmental Medicine (IFEM), University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D in Cell Biology at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm’s University, Bonn, Germany. She completed her M.S. at the Rhenish Friedrich Wilhelm’s University, Bonn, Germany (Cell Biology). She completed her B.Sc. State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) at Stony Brook (Biological Sciences). She is reviewer for Radiation Research, Thrombosis and Hemostasis, Radiation Research, International Journal of Radiation Biology, Antioxidant and Redox Signaling, Respiratory Research, American Journal of Physiology, Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology. She has served on NIH study sections (ZRG1 OTCK 58; ZRG1 ETTN-K (40). She is a reviewer for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
1. Investigation of novel antioxidant approaches to acute and chronic lung disease.
2. Special interest in pulmonary inflammation and lung fibrosis.
3. Chemoprevention of lung carcinogenesis using murine models of chemical carcinogen induced lung cancer.
4. Evaluation of anticarcinogenic effects of common botanicals.
5. Evaluation of dietary administration of useful botanicals in well established rodent models of inflammatory lung disease.
6. Development of antioxidant methodologies such as immune conjugates for the targeting of protective enzymes to the pulmonary endothelium.
7. Evaluation of targeted therapeutics such as antioxidant enzymes in rodent models of lung disease.
8. Clinical studies investigating the protective role of curcumin flaxseed and olive oil.