Tatiana M Oberyszyn, PhD

Tatiana Oberyszyn


College of Medicine



Academic Title


Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Research Interest

Cancer ● Inflammation ● Skin Cancer ● Carcinoma, Squamous Cell ● Papilloma ● Wounds and Injuries ● Edema ● DNA Damage ● Sunburn

Tatiana Oberyszyn, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James, where her research focuses on understanding the process of ultraviolet (UV) light-induced squamous cell carcinoma development.

In particular, she is interested in how mediators such as prostaglandins, cytokines and reactive oxygen intermediaries contribute to cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma development. She also seeks to understand sex differences in the skin that contribute to the observed higher rates of skin cancer in men. In addition, she studies topically applied and orally delivered natural compounds as potential preventive and/or therapeutic agents.

One of her recent studies demonstrated that macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a viable target in preventing UVB-induced cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.

Dr. Oberyszyn has co-authored numerous articles in well-respected publications, including Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Molecular Cancer Research, Archives of Dermatological Research and Photochemistry and Photobiology.

Office Location

129 Hamilton Hall

1645 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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