Professor Fata investigates normal tissue biology and cancer. His areas of focus include, signaling cascades that regulate mammary gland biology and breast cancer, plant-derived anti-cancer agents, and diagnostic imaging for cervical pathologies. Professor Fata is also a Faculty member of the City University of New York (CUNY) Biochemistry and Biology Doctoral Programs. If you are interested in joining Dr. Fata’s lab and possess a passion for the sciences and the willingness to work hard toward your goals please contact him.


PhD, University of Toronto, Canada

BSc, University of Guelph, Canada

Scholarship / Publications

Jenkins EC et al., NHE1 Function is Necessary for Maintaining Mammary Tissue Architecture. Dev. Dynamics 2013

Bascom JL et al., Epimorphin is a novel regulator of the progesterone receptor isoform-A. Cancer Research 2013

Debnath S et al., A water soluble and effective cytotoxic agent against breast cancer cell lines. Anticancer Agents Med. Chem. Jan 2013

Sun C et al., Approach towards Green Drugs: Anti Cervical Cancer-Cell Properties of Clerodendrum viscosum Root Extract. Anticancer Agents Med. Chem. 2013

Priya RD et al., A Novel Curcumin-based Vaginal Cream Vacurin Selectively Eliminates Apposed Human Cervical Cancer Cells. Gynecol Oncol. 2012

Jenkins EC et al., Intracellular pH regulation by Na+/H+ exchanger-1 (NHE1) is required for growth factor-induced mammary branching morphogenesis. Developmental Biology 2012

Fata JE et al., Nongenomic Regulation of PTEN. Int. J. Cell Biol. 2012

Levano K et al., Atp8a1 Deficiency is Associated with Phosphatidylserine Externalization in Hippocampus and Delayed Hippocampus-Dependent Learning. Journal of Neurochemistry, 2011

Spencer VA and Fata JE. The Epigenome and its Therapeutic Potential in Breast Cancer. In: Histones: Class, Structure and Function. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2011

Andersen K et al., Developmental Biology, 2010

Leonoudakis D et al., J. Cell Science, 2010

Fournier M et al., Interaction of E-cadherin and PTEN regulates morphogenesis and growth arrest in human mammary epithelial cells. Cancer Research, 2009

Oppizzi ML et al., Nuclear translocation of beta-Dystrogylcan reveals a distinctive trafficking pattern of autoproteolyzed mucins. Traffic 2008