Sulma I. Mohammed DVM, MS, PhD
- Member of Scientific Advisory Board
Dr. Sulma Mohammed is an Associate Professor of Cancer Biology at the Department of Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, and Indiana University School of Medicine, Indiana, USA. Dr. Mohammed has acquired extensive knowledge of basic and applied medical sciences, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and microbiology through her graduate programs at Cornell University and Purdue University as well as experience in cancer research from the basic level to pre-clinical research in animal models and human clinical trials. As Director of Purdue Cancer Center Drug Discovery Shared Resource (2002-2007), she had provided high quality service to members of the Cancer Center, developed protocols and consulted on the design and implementation of in vitro and in vivo experiments. In addition, she devoted much effort to characterization of a unique animal model, which develops spontaneous pre-malignant lesions very similar to humans’ lesions in all morphological, molecular, and clinical diversity. In addition, her laboratory interested in understanding breast cancer metastasis through the lymphatic system. To do so, Dr. Mohammed secured research funding as a principal investigator as well as a co-investigator through extramural grants from federal agencies and foundations, including the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Defense, the Showalter Trust Fund, and industry funding sources. Dr. Mohammed has been the principal author, co-author, or senior author of 75 peer-reviewed articles, 84 abstracts, presentations, and commissioned editorials, 34 invited talks, and 3 book chapters. Dr. Mohammed is also a member of the African Diaspora Health Initiative (ADHI) Executive Committee. Dr. Mohammed is a recipient of many awards, including an award from Walther Cancer Institute; the American Association for Cancer Research-Cancer research Foundation of America fellowship in Prevention Research award; the AACR Minority Scholar Award in Cancer Research; and the National Cancer Institute (NIH) fellowship. Dr. Mohammed is also the recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence and Leadership in the Field of Breast Cancer and Health Awareness in African countries. Mohammed serves as a council member of the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and she was the former Vice-President of North America region. She, along with her African colleagues, reactivated the AORTIC, a non-governmental organization that is dedicated to the promotion of cancer control, increasing public awareness and reducing the stigma associated with cancer.