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Darlene Dixon

Cellular & Molecular Pathology
Institut Pasteur de Bangui


Darlene Dixon, D.V.M., Ph.D., leads the Molecular Pathogenesis Group within the NTP Laboratory. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) degree in 1982 at Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and her Ph.D. in 1985 at Michigan State University. She served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at The Rockefeller University before joining NIEHS in 1987. She is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP board certified in 1987).

Research Interest

Determination of the role of growth factors/receptors and their signaling pathways in regulating uterine fibroid growth Investigation of the effects of endogenous and environmental hormones on uterine fibroid growth Characterization of in vitro and animal models for studying the pathogenesis of uterine fibroids


  • Current projects: Animal models of human disease Effects of bromoethane in the uterus of ovariectomized B6C3F1 mice

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