Lab Publications


  • Cui S, Simmons G Jr, Vale G, Deng Y, Kim J, Kim H, Zhang R, McDonald JG, Ye J. FAF1 blocks ferroptosis by inhibiting peroxidation of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Apr 26;119(17):e2107189119. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2107189119. Epub 2022 Apr 25. PMID: 35467977.


  • Melvin RG, Hendrickson EN, Chaudhry N, Georgewill O, Freese R, Schacker TW, Simmons GE Jr. A novel wastewater-based epidemiology indexing method predicts SARS-CoV-2 disease prevalence across treatment facilities in metropolitan and regional populations. Sci Rep. 2021 Nov 1;11(1):21368. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00853-y. PMID: 34725394; PMCID: PMC8560786.

  • Okoro O, Kennedy J, Simmons G Jr, Vosen EC, Allen K, Singer D, Scott D, Roberts R. Exploring the Scope and Dimensions of Vaccine Hesitancy and Resistance to Enhance COVID-19 Vaccination in Black Communities. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2021 Sep 22:1–14. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01150-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34553340; PMCID: PMC8457035.

  • Ericson ME, Breitschwerdt EB, Reicherter P, Maxwell C, Maggi RG, Melvin RG, Maluki AH, Bradley JM, Miller JC, Simmons GE Jr, Dencklau J, Joppru K, Peterson J, Bae W, Scanlon J, Bemis LT. Bartonella henselae Detected in Malignant Melanoma, a Preliminary Study. Pathogens. 2021 Mar 10;10(3):326. doi: 10.3390/pathogens10030326. PMID: 33802018; PMCID: PMC7998106.


  • Anderson, B.; Vue, M.; Gayluak, N.; Brown, S.J.; Bemis, L.T.; Simmons, G.E., Jr. Targeting HMGB1 in the Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Adenocarcinoma. Onco 2021, 1, 25-37.

  • McCauley C, Anang V, Cole B, Simmons GE Jr. Potential Links between YB-1 and Fatty Acid Synthesis in Clear Cell Renal Carcinoma. Med Res Arch. 2020 Oct;8(10):10.18103/mra.v8i10.2273. doi: 10.18103/mra.v8i10.2273. Epub 2020 Oct 29. PMID: 33778158; PMCID: PMC7996393.

  • Jeffords E, Freeman S, Cole B, Root K, Chekouo T, Melvin RG, Bemis L, Simmons GE Jr. Y-box binding protein 1 acts as a negative regulator of stearoyl CoA desaturase 1 in clear cell renal cell carcinoma. Oncol Lett. 2020 Nov;20(5):165. doi: 10.3892/ol.2020.12026. Epub 2020 Aug 26. PMID: 32952654; PMCID: PMC7479523.

  • Okoro ON, Nelson CS, Witherspoon SP, Witherspoon SF, Simmons GE Jr. Culturally Responsive Health Promotion to Address Health Disparities in African American Men: A Program Impact Evaluation. Am J Mens Health. 2020 Jul-Aug;14(4):1557988320951321. doi: 10.1177/1557988320951321. PMID: 32840146; PMCID: PMC7450466.