Alan J. Townsend, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Alan J. Townsend, Ph.D.

Program Director,

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011


Education & Training

  • B.S., University of South Florida , 1974
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill , 1986
  • Fellowship, National Institutes Hlth, 1990


  • Am Assn Of Advancement Of Scie
  • Am Assn Of Cancer Research
  • Soc Of Toxicology
  • Am Soc Of Biochem & Mol Biolog
  • Environmental Mutagen Society
  • Int'l Soc for Study of Xenobio
Alan J. Townsend, Ph.D.

Alan J. Townsend, Ph.D.

Program Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor, Biochemistry
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Cancer Biology

Research Interests


Contact Information

Department: 336-716-2011


Recent Publications

Lok HC, Rahmanto YS, Hawkins CL, Kalinowski DS, Morrow CS, Townsend AJ, Ponka P, Richardson DR. Nitric oxide storage and transport in cells are mediated by glutathione S-transferase P1-1 and multidrug resistance protein 1 via dinitrosyl iron complexes. J Biol Chem. 2012;287(1):607-618.

Kabler SL, Seidel A, Jacob J, Doehmer J, Morrow CS, Townsend AJ. Differential protection by human glutathione S-transferase P1 against cytotoxicity of benzo[a]pyrene, dibenzo[a,l]pyrene, or their dihydrodiol metabolites, in bi-transgenic cell lines that co-express rat versus human cytochrome P4501A1. Chem Biol Interact. 2009;179(2-3):240-246.

Dance-Barnes ST, Kock ND, Moore JE, Lin EY, Mosley LJ, D'Agostino RB Jr, McCoy TP, Townsend AJ, Miller MS. Lung tumor promotion by curcumin. Carcinogenesis. 2009;30(6):1016-1023.

Sibhatu MB, Smitherman PK, Townsend AJ, Morrow CS. Expression of MRP1 and GSTP1-1 modulate the acute cellular response to treatment with the chemopreventive isothiocyanate, sulforaphane. Carcinogenesis. 2008;29(4):807-815.

Miller MS, Dance ST, Kock ND, Moore JE, D'Agostino RB Jr, Mosley LJ, Townsend AJ. Lung tumor promotion by curcumin [abstract]. Toxicol Sci. 2008;102(S-1 [Toxicologist]):23.

Peklak-Scott C, Smitherman PK, Townsend AJ, Morrow CS. Role of glutathione S-transferase P1-1 in the cellular detoxification of cisplatin. Mol Cancer Ther. 2008;7(10):3247-3255.

Scott LM, Durant P, Leone-Kabler S, Wood CE, Register TC, Townsend A, Cline JM. Effects of prior oral contraceptive use and soy isoflavonoids on estrogen-metabolizing cytochrome P450 enzymes. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2008;112(4-5):179-185.

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Professor, Biochemistry

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