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Research interests

Dr. Nadine Hempel's research interests center on understanding molecular mechanisms that regulate metastasis and tumor recurrence of ovarian cancer, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel targets for therapy of advanced-stage disease. Her research group uses a variety of molecular, cellular, imaging and in vivo techniques to focus on two research areas in ovarian cancer biology: first, the role of mitochondrial antioxidants and reactive oxygen species during metastatic progression; and second, the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism in ovarian cancer.

Education/Academic qualification

Postdoctoral Fellow, Albany Medical College


Postdoctoral Fellow, Duke University Medical Center


PhD, University of Queensland

… → 2004

BSc (Hons), University of Queensland

… → 1999

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Oxidation-Reduction Medicine & Life Sciences
Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Reactive Oxygen Species Medicine & Life Sciences
Ovarian Neoplasms Medicine & Life Sciences
Cells Chemical Compounds
Transforming Growth Factor beta Medicine & Life Sciences
Superoxide Dismutase Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2008 2016

Mitochondrial Redox Control of Metastasis

Hempel, N.

National Institutes of Health


Project: Research projectCareer Transition Award, Research Transition Award

Reactive Oxygen Species
Neoplasm Metastasis
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms

Regulation of Tumor Cell Migration by Mitochondrial Superoxide Dismutase

Hempel, N.

National Institutes of Health


Project: Research projectPostdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award

Superoxide Dismutase
Cell Movement
Reactive Oxygen Species
Focal Adhesion Protein-Tyrosine Kinases

Research Output 2000 2018

  • 1436 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 27 Article
  • 6 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Short survey
1 Citations

Inhibin is a novel paracrine factor for tumor angiogenesis and metastasis

Singh, P., Jenkins, L. M., Horst, B., Alers, V., Pradhan, S., Kaur, P., Srivastava, T., Hempel, N., Gyorffy, B., Broude, E. V., Lee, N. Y. & Mythreye, K., Jun 1 2018, In : Cancer Research. 78, 11, p. 2978-2989 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Angiogenesis Inducing Agents
Neoplasm Metastasis
2 Citations

TAK1 activation of alpha-TAT1 and microtubule hyperacetylation control AKT signaling and cell growth

Shah, N., Kumar, S., Zaman, N., Pan, C. C., Bloodworth, J. C., Lei, W., Streicher, J. M., Hempel, N., Mythreye, K. & Lee, N. Y., Dec 1 2018, In : Nature communications. 9, 1, 1696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell growth
Chemical activation
2 Citations

Cationic dendritic starch as a vehicle for photodynamic therapy and siRNA co-delivery

Engelberth, S. A., Hempel, N. & Bergkvist, M., Mar 1 2017, In : Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. 168, p. 185-192 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ribonucleic acids
1 Citations

Clonal evolution in paired endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia/atypical hyperplasia and endometrioid adenocarcinoma

Russo, M., Broach, J., Sheldon, K., Houser, K. R., Liu, D., Kesterson, J., Phaeton, R., Hossler, C., Hempel, N., Baker, M., Newell, J., Zaino, R. & Warrick, J., Sep 1 2017, In : Human Pathology. 67, p. 69-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clonal Evolution
Endometrioid Carcinoma
Endometrial Hyperplasia
Endometrial Neoplasms
20 Citations

Crosstalk between calcium and reactive oxygen species signaling in cancer

Hempel, N. & Trebak, M., May 1 2017, In : Cell Calcium. 63, p. 70-96 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Reactive Oxygen Species
NADPH Oxidase