Ward Kirlin, Ph.D.

Ward Kirlin, Ph.D. 


Pharmacology & Toxicology

Director PhD Program, Acting Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

Location: Research Wing
Phone: 404-752-1709
E-mail: wkirlin@msm.edu


Emory University
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology and Physiology

Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
Degree: Master of Science in Pharmacology

University of Oklahoma 
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Zoology 

Research Interests

Relationship between oxidative stress and transcriptional regulation of carcinogen metabolizing enzymes.


  • Johnson TK, Zhao L, Zhu D, Wang Y, Xiao Y, Oguljahan B, Zhao X, Kirlin WG, Yin L, Chilian WM, Liu D. Exosomes derived from induced vascular progenitor cells promote angiogenesis in vitro and in an in vivo rat hindlimb ischemia model. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2019; 317(4):H765-H776  PMID: 31418583
  • Lundy SR, Ahmad T, Simoneaux T, Benyeogor I, Robinson Y, George Z, Ellerson D, Kirlin W, Omosun T, Eko FO, Black CM, Blas-Machado U, DeBruyne JP, Igietseme JU, He Q, Omosun YO. Effect of Time of Day of Infection on Chlamydia Infectivity and Pathogenesis. Sci Rep. 2019;9(1):11405. PMID: 31388084
  • Lundy SR, Richardson S, Ramsey A, Ellerson D, Fengxia Y, Onyeabor S, Kirlin W, Thompson W, Black CM, DeBruyne JP, Davidson AJ, Immergluck LC, Blas-Machado U, Eko FO, Igietseme JU, He Q, Omosun YO. Shift work influences the outcomes of Chlamydia infection and pathogenesis. Sci Rep. 2020; 10(1):15389. PMID: 32958779
  • Harmon T, Harbuzariu A, Lanier V, Lipsey CC, Kirlin W, Yang L, Gonzalez-Perez RR. Nanoparticle-linked antagonist for leptin signaling inhibition in breast cancer. World J Clin Oncol. 2017; 8(1):54-66.  PMID: 28246585
  • Bayse GS, Hammonds-Odie LP, Jackson KM, Tucker DK, Kirlin WG. Permeation of roxarsone and its metabolites increases caco-2 cell proliferation. Adv Biol Chem. 2013;3(4):389-396. PMID: 25632371

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