Kelli Valdez
  • Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kansas Medical School, USA
Research fields
  • Cancer biology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Physiological Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Current position

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Science University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS (2014-present)

Publications (selected)

  1. Kittrell, F., Valdez, K., Elsarraj, H., Hong, Y., Medina, D. and Behbod, F. (2016). Mouse mammary intraductal (MIND) method for transplantation of patient derived primary DCIS cells and cell lines. Bio-protocol 6(5): e1744.
  2. Valdez, K. E., Fan, F., Smith, W., Allred, D. C., Medina, D. and Behbod, F. (2011). Human primary ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) subtype-specific pathology is preserved in a mouse intraductal (MIND) xenograft model. J Pathol 225(4): 565-573.
  3. Pal, A., Valdez, K. E., Carletti, M. Z. and Behbod, F. (2010). Targeting the perpetrator: breast cancer stem cell therapeutics. Curr Drug Targets 11(9): 1147-1156.
  4. Valdez, K. E., Shi, Z., Ting, A. Y. and Petroff, B. K. (2009). Effect of chronic exposure to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in female rats on ovarian gene expression. Reprod Toxicol 28(1): 32-37.
  5. Shi, Z., Valdez, K. E., Ting, A. Y., Franczak, A., Gum, S. L. and Petroff, B. K. (2007). Ovarian endocrine disruption underlies premature reproductive senescence following environmentally relevant chronic exposure to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Biol Reprod 76(2): 198-202.
  6. Franczak, A., Nynca, A., Valdez, K. E., Mizinga, K. M. and Petroff, B. K. (2006). Effects of acute and chronic exposure to the aryl hydrocarbon receptor agonist 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin on the transition to reproductive senescence in female Sprague-Dawley rats. Biol Reprod 74(1): 125-130.
  7. Valdez, K. E., Cuneo, S. P. and Turzillo, A. M. (2005). Regulation of apoptosis in the atresia of dominant bovine follicles of the first follicular wave following ovulation. Reproduction 130(1): 71-81.
  8. Valdez, K. E. and Turzillo, A. M. (2005). Regulation of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB) activity and apoptosis by estradiol in bovine granulosa cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol 243(1-2): 66-73.
  9. Valdez, K. E., Cuneo, S., Gorden, P. J., Mainardi, G. L. and Turzillo, A. M. (2005). Changes in steroidogenic capacity of dominant bovine follicles during the 1st follicular wave. J Anim Sci 83:597-603.
  10. Valdez, K. E. and Petroff, B. K. (2004). Potential roles of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor in female reproductive senescence. Reprod Biol 4(3): 243-258.
  11. Xie, S., Green, J., Bao, B., Beckers, J. F., Valdez, K. E., Hakami, L. and Roberts, R. M. (1997). Multiple pregnancy-associated glycoproteins are secreted by day 100 ovine placental tissue. Biol Reprod 57(6): 1384-1393.

Complete list of published work in my bibliography:

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