Richard J. Ablin, PhD, DSc

Research Interests: 

Aberrations of immunologic responsivenessImmunopathologic consequences of experimental and clinical application of hypo- and hyperthermiaImmunoparasitic relationshipsImmunopathology of the development and progression of cancer and its therapeutic interventionImmunopathology of the prostate and other accessory sexual glands of reproductionImmunopathology of reproduction and the maternal-foetal interfacePathobiology of transplantionTransplantation and tumour antigens

Degrees
  • PhD: State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1967
Honors and Awards
  • Gold Award, Magister in Cryosurgery, International Society of Cryosurgery, 2007
  • First Award for Scientific Excellence, The Haakon Ragde Foundation for Advanced Cancer Studies, 2007
  • Inaugural Recipient, Theresa Fund’s Educator of Excellence Award in Critical Research, 2009
  • Conference Guest of Honor, First National Prostate Cancer Conference: A Cry for Life! Tanzania 50 Plus Campaign, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2009
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Buffalo (SUNY at Buffalo), 2010
Fellowship
  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Microbiology and Immunology, 1968-1970
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, 1971
  • National Registry of Microbiologists of the American Academy of Microbiology, 1973
  • American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Registry, 2005

Select Publications

2010

Jiang, W. G., L. Ye, R. J. Ablin, H. G. Kynaston, and M. D. Mason, "The prostate transglutaminase, TGase-4, coordinates with the HGFL/MSP-RON system in stimulating the migration of prostate cancer cells.", Int J Oncol, vol. 37, issue 2, pp. 413-8, 2010 Aug. PMID: 20596668
Ablin, R. J., O. Sartor, and C. L. Bennett, "Invited commentary: Prostate cancer: doing less might be more. Comment on "Severity of comorbidity and non-prostate cancer mortality in men with early-stage prostate cancer".", Arch Intern Med, vol. 170, issue 15, pp. 1397-9, 2010 Aug 9. PMID: 20696969
Ablin, R. J., and W. G. Jiang, "All fats are not bad: a smart lesson to be learned.", J Urol, vol. 183, issue 1, pp. 13-4, 2010 Jan. PMID: 19913806

2009

Jiang, W. G., R. J. Ablin, H. G. Kynaston, and M. D. Mason, "The prostate transglutaminase (TGase-4, TGaseP) regulates the interaction of prostate cancer and vascular endothelial cells, a potential role for the ROCK pathway.", Microvasc Res, vol. 77, issue 2, pp. 150-7, 2009 Mar. PMID: 18983858

2007

Davies, G., R. J. Ablin, M. D. Mason, and W. G. Jiang, "Expression of the prostate transglutaminase (TGase-4) in prostate cancer cells and its impact on the invasiveness of prostate cancer.", J Exp Ther Oncol, vol. 6, issue 3, pp. 257-64, 2007. PMID: 17552366