Andrean L. Simons-Burnett, PhD

Andrean L. Simons-Burnett, PhD
Assistant Professor

Dr. Burnett’s research focuses on the relationship between EGFR and AKT signal transduction pathways, energy metabolism and NADPH oxidase (NOX)-induced oxidative stress in cancer cells to develop highly targeted strategies to improve cancer patient treatment and outcomes. Her laboratory seeks to enhance the treatment of head and neck cancer by improving radiotherapy and chemotherapy regimens for recurrent and metastatic disease. They focus in particular on epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling and the increasing use of EGFR inhibitors for the treatment of head and neck cancer.

Laboratory website: http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/Simons-Burnett_Lab/

Campus phone: 
319-384-4450
Campus address: 
1161 Medical Laboratories
Primary department: 
Department of Pathology
Interdisciplinary program(s): 
Human Toxicology
Research description: 

Cancer biology, mechanisms of resistance to EGFR/Akt inhibitors, NOX signaling pathways, oxidative stress, redox regulation of IL-6 and energy metabolism.