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Hamid Akbarali, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Developmental Therapeutics

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, School of Medicine

Endowed and distinguished chair or professorship

Gladys and Harvey Haag Professorship in Pharmacology


PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada (1988)

Research description

Our cancer-related research focuses on chemotherapy on gastrointestinal function. We are currently examining the role of the gut microbiome on paclitaxel-induced neuropathy.

Disease focus of research

Brain & nervous system, Colorectal

Research keywords

Animal models,Biomarkers,Cancer therapy toxicities,Drug discovery,Inflammation,Signal transduction,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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