Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, PhD

Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate


College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

Academic Title

Asst Professor

Research Program

Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention

Pancreatic cancer is a deadly disease and obesity as a major risk factor. Nearly 30% of the world’s population is overweight or obese and rates continue to increase in adults and children. Multiple studies indicate the dangers of obesity in promoting cancer, however many basic questions about the mechanisms of how this occurs remain unanswered. Dr. Cruz-Monserrate's research focuses on the prevention of obesity-associated tumor development. To achieve this her lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of how obesity promotes cancer development. Our long term goals are to develop novel strategies for the detection and prevention of pancreatic cancer.

Education and Background

Office Location

2041 Wiseman

400 W Twelfth Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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