Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

John Patrick Vanden Heuvel, PhD

John Patrick Vanden Heuvel, PhD

Professor of Veterinary Science, Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

  • Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors
  • Genes
  • Fatty Acids
  • Gene Expression
  • Liver
  • Proteins
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acids
  • Messenger RNA
  • Peroxisome Proliferators
  • Ligands
  • Cytoplasmic and Nuclear Receptors
  • perfluorodecanoic acid

Recent Publications


Mariwala, JK, Rai, D, Padigaru, M, Ashok Morde, A, Maddox, E, Maalouf, S, Smith, K & Vanden Heuvel, JP 2021, 'Accumulating evidence to support the safe and efficacious use of a proprietary blend of capsaicinoids in mediating risk factors for obesity', Food Science and Nutrition, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 2823-2835.
Chen, KM, Thompson, H, Vanden-Heuvel, JP, Sun, YW, Trushin, N, Aliaga, C, Gowda, K, Amin, S, Stanley, B, Manni, A & El-Bayoumy, K 2021, 'Lipoxygenase catalyzed metabolites derived from docosahexaenoic acid are promising antitumor agents against breast cancer', Scientific reports, vol. 11, no. 1, 410.


Castillo Meza, L, Piotrowski, P, Farnan, J, Tasker, TL, Xiong, B, Weggler, B, Murrell, K, Dorman, FL, Vanden Heuvel, JP & Burgos, WD 2020, 'Detection and removal of biologically active organic micropollutants from hospital wastewater', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 700, 134469.


Liu, X, Garban, J, Jones, PJ, Heuvel, JV, Lamarche, B, Jenkins, DJ, Connelly, PW, Couture, P, Pu, S, Fleming, JA, West, SG & Kris-Etherton, PM 2018, 'Diets low in saturated fat with different unsaturated fatty acid profiles similarly increase serum-mediated cholesterol efflux from THP-1 macrophages in a population with or at risk for metabolic syndrome: The Canola Oil Multicenter Intervention Trial', Journal of Nutrition, vol. 148, no. 5, pp. 721-728.
Tasker, TL, Burgos, WD, Piotrowski, P, Castillo-Meza, L, Blewett, TA, Ganow, KB, Stallworth, A, Delompré, PLM, Goss, GG, Fowler, LB, Vanden Heuvel, JP, Dorman, F & Warner, NR 2018, 'Environmental and Human Health Impacts of Spreading Oil and Gas Wastewater on Roads', Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 52, no. 12, pp. 7081-7091.
Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology 2018, 'Replication study: Systematic identification of genomic markers of drug sensitivity in cancer cells', eLife, vol. 7, e29747.

Clinical Trials Search

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