George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

Prostate Cancer

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7650 | Department: 336-713-7650


Additional Languages

Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Ukraine , 1991
  • D.V.M., Ukraine , 1986
  • Fellowship, Free Standing Institution-Unit, 1994
George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

George Kulik, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Cancer Biology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Biomolecular Imaging
Center for Integrative Medicine

Research Interests


Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-7650 | Department: 336-713-7650


Recent Publications

Hassan S, Karpova Y, Flores A, D'Agostino R Jr, Danhauer SC, Hemal A, Kulik G. A pilot study of blood epinephrine levels and CREB phosphorylation in men undergoing prostate biopsies. Int Urol Nephrol. 2014;46(3):505-510.

Hassan S, Karpova Y, Baiz D, Yancey D, Pullikuth A, Flores A, Register T, Cline JM, D'Agostino R Jr, Danial N, Datta SR, Kulik G. Behavioral stress accelerates prostate cancer development in mice. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(2):874-886.

Kulik G. Targeting psychoemotional stress to treat prostate cancer. Asian J Androl. 2013;15(3):362-363.

Boyacioglu O, Stuart CH, Kulik G, Gmeiner WH. Dimeric DNA aptamer complexes for high-capacity-targeted drug delivery using pH-sensitive covalent linkages. Mol Ther Nucleic Acids. 2013;2():e107.

Yancey D, Nelson KC, Baiz D, Hassan S, Flores A, Pullikuth A, Karpova Y, Axanova L, Moore V, Sui G, Kulik G. BAD dephosphorylation and decreased expression of MCL-1 induce rapid apoptosis in prostate cancer cells. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e74561.

Baiz D, Hassan S, Choi YA, Flores A, Karpova Y, Yancey D, Pullikuth A, Sui G, Sadelain M, Debinski W, Kulik G. Combination of the PI3K inhibitor ZSTK474 with a PSMA-targeted immunotoxin accelerates apoptosis and regression of prostate cancer. Neoplasia. 2013;15(10):1172-1183.

Hassan S, Karpova Y, Flores A, D'Agostino R Jr, Kulik G. Surgical stress delays prostate involution in mice. PLoS One. 2013;8(11):e78175.

Zhu S, Mott RT, Fry EA, Taneja P, Kulik G, Sui G, Inoue K. Cooperation between Dmp1 loss and cyclin D1 overexpression in breast cancer. Am J Pathol. 2013;183(4):1339-1350.

Baiz D, Pinder TA, Hassan S, Karpova Y, Salsbury F, Welker ME, Kulik G. Synthesis and characterization of a novel prostate cancer-targeted phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase inhibitor prodrug. J Med Chem. 2012;55(18):8038-8046.

Smith AJ, Karpova Y, D'Agostino R Jr, Willingham M, Kulik G. Expression of the Bcl-2 protein BAD promotes prostate cancer growth. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(7):e6224.

Sastry KSR, Karpova Y, Prokopovich S, Smith AJ, Essau B, Gersappe A, Carson JP, Weber MJ, Register TC, Chen YQ, Penn RB, Kulik G, et al. Epinephrine protects cancer cells from apoptosis via activation of cAMP-dependent protein kinase and BAD phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2007;282(19):14094-100.

Berquin IM, Min Y, Wu R, Wu J, Perry D, Cline JM, Thomas MJ, Thornburg T, Kulik G, Edwards IJ, D'Agostino R Jr, Chen YQ, et al. Modulation of prostate cancer genetic risk by omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. J Clin Invest. 2007;117(7):1866-1875.

All Publications

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Associate Professor, Cancer Biology

Clinical Specialties

Prostate Cancer

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