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

  • 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
  • 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


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
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


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


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