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Joanna E. Burdette

Professor, College of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy - Pharmaceutical Sciences
Co-Lead Tumor Biology Program, UI Cancer Center



900 S. Ashland Ave Room 3202, Chicago, IL

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(312) 996-6153

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I am currently a Professor and also the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education in the College of Pharmacy at UIC. I am also the co-director of the NIH K12 IRACDA postdoc training grant. I also serve as the co-lead for the Tumor Biology Program in the UI Cancer Center. My lab has helped to validate that the major cell type giving rise to high grade serous cancer is the fallopian tube and we have also developed isogenic variants of ovarian cancer derived from murine fallopian tube (or oviductal) cells that we use to study key pathways in tumor initiation and metastasis. I am strongly committed to training and received certification in the National Research Mentoring Network mentoring curriculum and its facilitation.

Research Interests:
ovarian cancer
reproductive biology of the fallopian tube
natural products drug discovery
progesterone biology

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PSCI Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSCI 599), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Doctoral Restch in Med Chem (MDCH 599), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Doctoral Research in Pharmacog (PMPG 599), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Biomedicinal Chemistry (PHAR 423), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Biomedicinal Chemistry (PHAR 423), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Special Proj Pharm Sci (PSCI 390), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
Undergrad Res Pharm Sci (PSCI 380), 1/10/2022 – 4/29/2022
PSCI Ph.D. Thesis Research (PSCI 599), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021
Research Presentation (PSCI 502), 8/23/2021 – 12/3/2021

Selected Grants

Investigating the mechanism of action of PHY34 in HGSOC, Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance., 3/1/2022 - 2/28/2024, Obligated Amount: $75000; Anticipated Amount: $75000

Cimicifuga racemosa as a serotonin modulator, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health., 7/20/2001 - 1/1/2002, Obligated Amount: $63632; No Anticipated Amount Set

Selected Publications

Russo, Angela, Yang, Zizhao, Heyrman, Georgette Moyle, Cain, Brian P, Lopez Carrero, Alfredo, Isenberg, Brett C, Dean, Matthew J, Coppeta, Jonathan, Burdette, Joanna E. (2022). Versican secreted by the ovary links ovulation and migration in fallopian tube derived serous cancer. Cancer Letters, 543, 215779. doi:10.1016/j.canlet.2022.215779.

Lusk, Hannah J, Levy, Sarah E, Bergsten, Tova M, Burdette, Joanna E, Sanchez, Laura M. (2022). Home-Built Spinning Apparatus for Drying Agarose-Based Imaging Mass Spectrometry Samples. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry. doi:10.1021/jasms.2c00044.

Rodriguez, Galaxia M, Galpin, Kristianne JC, Cook, David P, Yakubovich, Edward, Maranda, Vincent, Macdonald, Elizabeth A, Wilson-Sanchez, Juliette, Thomas, Anjali L, Burdette, Joanna E, Vanderhyden, Barbara C. (2022). The Tumor Immune Profile of Murine Ovarian Cancer Models: An Essential Tool For Ovarian Cancer Immunotherapy Research.. Cancer Research Communications, 2, (6), 417-433. doi:10.1158/2767-9764.crc-22-0017.

Freire, Vítor F, Gubiani, Juliana R, Spencer, Tara M, Hajdu, Eduardo, Ferreira, Antonio G, Ferreira, Dayana AS, de Castro Levatti, Erica V, Burdette, Joanna E, Camargo, Carlos Henrique, Tempone, Andre G, Berlinck, Roberto GS. (2022). Feature-Based Molecular Networking Discovery of Bromopyrrole Alkaloids from the Marine Sponge Agelas dispar. Journal of Natural Products, 85, (5), 1340-1350. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c00094.

Cank, Kristóf B, Shepherd, Robert A, Knowles, Sonja L, Rangel-Grimaldo, Manuel, Raja, Huzefa A, Bunch, Zoie L, Cech, Nadja B, Rice, Christopher A, Kyle, Dennis E, Falkinham, Joseph O, Burdette, Joanna E, Oberlies, Nicholas H. (2022). Polychlorinated cyclopentenes from a marine derived Periconia sp. (strain G1144). Phytochemistry, 199, 113200. doi:10.1016/j.phytochem.2022.113200.

Aldrich, Leslie N, Burdette, Joanna E, de Blanco, Esperanza Carcache, Coss, Christopher C, Eustaquio, Alessandra S, Fuchs, James R, Kinghorn, A Douglas, MacFarlane, Amanda, Mize, Brittney K, Oberlies, Nicholas H, Orjala, Jimmy, Pearce, Cedric J, Phelps, Mitch A, Rakotondraibe, Liva Harinantenaina, Ren, Yulin, Soejarto, Djaja Doel, Stockwell, Brent R, Yalowich, Jack C, Zhang, Xiaoli. (2022). Discovery of Anticancer Agents of Diverse Natural Origin. Journal of Natural Products, 85, (3), 702-719. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c00036.

Gubiani, Juliana R, Bernardi, Darlon I, De Paula, Caio CP, Seleghim, Mirna HR, Ferreira, Antonio G, Batista, Andrea NL, Batista, João M, Oliveira, Lucianne FP, Lira, Simone P, Burdette, Joanna E, Berlinck, Roberto GS. (2022). Absolute configuration of cytotoxic anthraquinones from a Brazilian cave soil‐derived fungus, Aspergillus sp. SDC28. Archiv der Pharmazie, 355, (4), e2100441. doi:10.1002/ardp.202100441.

Davis, Lydia J, Maldonado, Amanda C, Khin, Manead, Krunic, Aleksej, Burdette, Joanna E, Orjala, Jimmy. (2022). Aulosirazoles B and C from the Cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. UIC 10771: Analogues of an Isothiazolonaphthoquinone Scaffold that Activate Nuclear Transcription Factor FOXO3a in Ovarian Cancer Cells. Journal of Natural Products, 85, (3), 540-546. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c01030.

Flores-Bocanegra, Laura, Subeh, Zeinab Y Al, Egan, Joseph M, El-Elimat, Tamam, Raja, Huzefa A, Burdette, Joanna E, Pearce, Cedric J, Linington, Roger G, Oberlies, Nicholas H. (2022). Dereplication of Fungal Metabolites by NMR-Based Compound Networking Using MADByTE. Journal of Natural Products, 85, (3), 614-624. doi:10.1021/acs.jnatprod.1c00841.

Selected Presentations

Davis, Lydia, Bisson, Jonathan, Maldonado, Amanda, Burdette, Joanna, Orjala, Jimmy. (2020 August 10). nvestigation of Environmental Regulators of Metabolite Expression from Freshwater Cyanobacteria using Targeted and Untargeted Metabolomic Platforms. Chicago Mass Spec Day.