Ornella Selmin

Research Interests

Dr. Ornella Selmin Ph.D., is a Research Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences, Associate of the Arizona Center for Toxicology. She also holds joint appointments as Member of the Center for Toxicology, The Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC), and The Sarver Heart Center at the University of Arizona. She received her B.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Padua, Italy, and has developed a successful research program that has been continuously funded by grants from the National Institute of Health, the US Department of Defense, and the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission. Dr. Selmin’s research program focuses on mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis and toxicity; specifically including mechanisms of regulation of expression of proinflammatory and tumor suppressor genes by environmental xenobiotics, mechanisms of epigenetic regulation in breast and colon cancer, and role of diet-nuclear receptor interactions in differentiation and development. Dr. Selmin has served as a scientific reviewer for the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, The Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, and other national funding agencies.