Hla Win-Piazza , PhD

Organic Chemistry Laboratory Coordinator

Educational & Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, 2011-12
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institutes, 2008-11
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of South Florida, 2008
  • B.S. Chemistry (Honors), University of Winnipeg, 2002


Recent Publications

  1. Win-Piazza, H., Schneeberger V., Chen, L., Wu, J. (2012) Enhanced anti-melanoma efficacy of interferon alpha-2b via inhibition of Shp2. Cancer Letters; 320, 81-5.
  2. Desai, S., Palli P., Patel R., McCray A., Win-Piazza H., Acevedo-Duncan M. (2012) Regulation of Cdk7 activity through a phosphatidylinositol (3)-kinase/PKC-iota-mediated signaling cascade in glioblastoma. Carcinogenesis; 33, 10-9.
  3. Desai, S., Win-Piazza, H., and Acevedo-Duncan, M. (2011) PKC-iota promotes glioblastoma cell survival by phosphorylating and inhibiting BAD through a phosphatidylinositol (3)-kinase pathway. Biochemica et Biophysica Acta; 1813, 1190-7.
  4. Ren, Y., Chen, Z., Chen L., Fang B., Win-Piazza H., Haura E., Komen JM., Wu J. (2010) Critical role of Shp2 in tumor growth involving regulation of c-Myc. Genes and Cancer; 1, 994-1007.
  5. Win, H., and Acevedo-Duncan, M. (2009) Role of Protein Kinase C-iota in transformed non-malignant RWPE-1 Cells and Androgen Independent Prostate Carcinoma DU-145 Cells. Cell Proliferation; 42, 182-94.
  6. Patel, R., Win, H., Acevedo-Duncan, M. (2008) Involvement of PKC-iota in Glioma proliferation. Cell Proliferation, 41; 122-35.
  7. Win, H., and Acevedo-Duncan, M. (2008) Atypical Protein Kinase C activates the NF-kappaB pathway in transformed non-malignant and malignant prostate cell survival. Cancer Letters; 270, 302-11.
  8. Ankisetty, S., Nandiraju, S., Win, H., Park, Y. C., Amsler, C. D., McClintock, J. B., Baker, J. A., Diyabalanage, T. K., Pasaribu, A., Singh, M.P., Maiese, W. M., Walsh, R. D.; Zaworotko, M., Baker, B. J. (2004) Chemical investigation of predator-deterred macroalgae from the Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Natural Products, 67; 1295-1302.
  9. Ata, A., Win, H., Holt, D., Holloway, P., Segstro, E.P., and Jayatilake, G. S. (2004) New antibacterial diterpenes from Pseudopterogorgia elisabethae. Helvetica Chimica Acta, 87; 1090-1098.