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Bio for Maria Ramos-Nino, Ph.D.

Maria Ramos-Nino, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology

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Office Location:
Medical Lab & Radiation Sci


Ramos Lab


1982 B.S., Biology, summa cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA
1988 B.S., Food Engineer, Universidad Simon Rodriguez, Valencia, Venezuela
1992 Master in Business Administration-Marketing, cum laude, Universidad Nacional del Tachira, Tachira, Venezuela
1996 Ph.D. Microbiology/Molecular Biology, University of Surrey, Guildford, England

Academic Appointments

2004 - Present Research Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2001 - 2004 Research Associate, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
2001 - 2003 Consulting Scientist, Ingenuity Systems
1999 - 2001 Research Associate, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
1990 - 1999 Professor of General and Applied Microbiology, Universidad Nacional del Tachira, Tachira, Venezuela
1989 - 1992 Lecturer, Food Microbiology, Instituto Universitario de Tecnologia, Tachira, Venezuela Edo. Tachira, Venezuela. 1991. Jornadas Tecnicas de la Ganaderia en el Edo


2011 Sabo-Attwood T, Ramos-Nino ME, Eugenia-Ariza M, Macpherson MB, Butnor KJ, Vacek PC, McGee SP, Clark JC, Steele C, Mossman BT. Osteopontin modulates inflammation, mucin production, and gene expression signatures after inhalation of asbestos in a murine model of fibrosis. Am J Pathol. 2011 May;178(5):1975-85.

2011 Hillegass JM, Blumen SR, Cheng K, Macpherson MB, Alexeeva V, Lathrop SA, Beuschel SL, Steinbacher JL, Butnor KJ, Ramos-NiƱo ME, Shukla A, James TA, Weiss DJ, Taatjes DJ, Pass HI, Carbone M, Landry CC, Mossman BT. Increased efficacy of doxorubicin delivered in multifunctional microparticles for mesothelioma therapy. Int J Cancer. 2011 Jul 1;129(1):233-44. doi: 10.1002/ijc.25666.
2010 Holmes CE, Ramos-Nino ME, Littenberg B. An association between anti-platelet drug use and reduced cancer prevalence in diabetic patients: results from the Vermont Diabetes Information System Study. BMC Cancer. 2010 Jun 15;10:289.
2009 Shukla A, MacPherson MB, Hillegass J, Ramos-Nino ME, Alexeeva V, Vacek PM, Bond JP, Pass HI, Steele C, Mossman BT. Alterations in gene expression in human mesothelial cells correlate with mineral pathogenicity. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Jul;41(1):114-23.
2008 Ramos-Nino ME, Maclean CD, Littenberg B. Association of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy and comorbidity in diabetes: results from the Vermont diabetes information system. BMC Endocr Disord. 2008 Dec 5;8:17.
For a complete list of Maria Ramos-Nino's publications, please visit PubMed.