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Talitha T. Rajah

  • trajah@depaul.edu​
  • Chair Allied Health Technologies; Associate Professor, Cancer Biology
  • ​PhD       
  • Biological Sciences
  • (773) 325-8006
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  • ​McGowan South, Room 223A       
Classes Taught
  • Cancer Biology (Bio 380/480), Autumn Quarter
  • Genetic Toxicology with Lab (Bio 355/455), Spring Quarter
  • Cell Biology with Lab (Bio 250), Winter Quarter
  • Senior Capstone (Bio 395), Spring Quarter
  • Topics in Cancer (Bio 390), Spring Quarter
Research Interests

Rajah's research focuses on the mechanistic effects of phytoestrogens on breast cancer cell proliferation, apoptosis, movement and invasion. 

Select Publications
Rajah TT, Peine KJ, Du N, Serret CA, Drews NR. Physiological concentrations of Genistein and 17beta-estradiol inhibit MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell growth by increasing Bax/Bcl-2 and reducing pERK1/2. Anticancer Research 32: 1181-1192, 2012.

Gwin J, Drews N, Ali S, Stamschror J, Sorenson M, Rajah TT. High concentrations of genistein inhibits proliferation of T47D breast cancer cells through p90RSK. Anticancer Research 31: 209-214, 2011. 

Rajah TT, Du N, Drews N, Cohn R. Genistein in the presence of estradiol inhibits proliferation of ER? positive breast cancer cells. Pharmacology 84(2): 68-73, 2009.

Professional Activities
  • Allied Health Advisor for Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Radiation Therapy and Clinical Lab Sciences Programs