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Vincent  Castranova

Vincent Castranova PhD

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, WVU

PO Box 9530
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506


Pharmaceutical Sciences (SOP)


Program 5: Sara Crile Allen and James Frederick Allen Lung Cancer (Emerging)


Cancer Center Research Programs



West Virginia University, PhD


Long Bio

Dr. Castranova is the former chief of the Pathology and Physiology Research Branch, NIOSH Health Effects Laboratory Division, in Morgantown. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Sciences, West Virginia University, and the Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh. He holds a Ph.D. degree in physiology and biophysics from West Virginia University.

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Ten Most Recent:

The role of nodose ganglia in the regulation of cardiovascular function following pulmonary exposure to ultrafine titanium dioxide.
Kan H, Wu Z, Lin YC, Chen TH, Cumpston JL, Kashon ML, Leonard S, Munson AE, Castranova V.
Nanotoxicology. 2014;8:447-454.

Induction of stem-like cells with fibrogenic properties by carbon nanotubes and its role in fibrogenesis.
Luanpitpong S, Wang LY, Manke A, Castranova V, Yang Y, Martin KH, Ammer AG, Rojanasakul Y.
Nano Lett. 2014;14(6):3110-3116.


Induction of stem-like cells with malignant properties by chronic exposure of human lung epithelial cells to single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Luanpitpong S, Wang LY, Castranova V, Rojanasakul Y.
Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014;11(1):22


Interactive effects of cerium oxide and diesel exhaust nanoparticles on inducing pulmonary fibrosis.
Ma JY, Young SH, Mercer RR, Barger MW, Schwegler-Berry D, Ma JK, Castranova V.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2014;278(2):135-147.

Metallic nickel nanoparticles may exhibit higher carcinogenic potential than fine particles in JB6 cells.
Magaye R, Zhou Q, Bowman L, Zou B, Mao G, Xu J, Castranova V, Zhao J, Ding M.
PLoS One. 2014;9(4):e92418


Development and characterization of an exposure platform suitable for physico-chemical, morphological and toxicological characterization of printer-emitted particles (PEPs).
Pirela SV, Pyrgiotakis G, Bello D, Thomas T, Castranova V, Demokritou P.
Inhal Toxicol. 2014;26(7):400-408.

Alterations in cardiomyocyte function after pulmonary treatment with stainless steel welding fume in rats.
Popstojanov R, Antonini JM, Salmen R, Ye M, Zheng W, Castranova V, Fekedulegn DB, Kan H.
J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2014;77(12):705-715.

Promotion of lung adenocarcinoma following inhalation exposure to multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
Sargent LM, Porter DW, Staska LM, Hubbs AF, Lowry DT, Battelli LA, Siegrist KJ, Kashon ML, Mercer RR, Bauer AK, Chen BT, Salisbury JL, Frazer D, McKinney W, Andrew ME, Tsuruoka S, Endo M, Fluharty KL, Castranova V, Reynolds SH.
Part Fibre Toxicol. 2014;11(1):3


Occupational safety and health criteria for responsible development of nanotechnology.
Schulte PA, Geraci CL, Murashov V, Kuempel ED, Zumwalde RD, Castranova V, Hoover MD, Hodson L, Martinez KF.
J Nanopart Res. 2014;16:2153


Long-term effects of carbon containing engineered nanomaterials and asbestos in the lung: one year post exposure comparisons.
Shvedova AA, Yanamala N, Kisin ER, Tkach AV, Murray AR, Hubbs A, Chirila MM, Keohavong P, Sycheva LP, Kagan VE, Castranova V.
Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2014;306(2):L170-82.


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