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Martin Roy, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Basic Science and Craniofacial Biology

Fax: 212-995-4087



1968, B.A., Brooklyn College (Biology and Chemistry)

1973, M.A. , City University of New York (Cell Biology)

1979, Ph.D., New York University (Biology)


Research Interests / Professional Overview:

Experimental Hematology and Endocrine Physiology - Hormonal Control of Blood Cell Formation

Selenium as a Biological Response Modifier of Immunocompetant Cell Formation and Function

Biocompatability of Dental Materials

Antiviral Effects of Components of Cranberry and Grape Juices in Relation to Viral Gastroenteritis


Current Funding:



Representative Publications:

Thikkurissy, S., Pavone, A., Rega, A., Bae, R., Roy, M., Wishe, H.I. and Kiremidjian-Schumacher, L. Effect of interleukin-2 and selenium on the growth of squamous cell carcinoma cells. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 124: 142-149 (2001).

Kiremidjian-Schumacher, L. and Roy, M. Effect of selenium on the immunocompetence of patients with head and neck cancer and on adoptive immunotherapy of early and established lesions. BioFactors 14: 161-168 (2001).

Hu, Ya Jun, Diamond, A.M., Kiremidjian-Schumacher, L., Roy, M., Glickman, R., Bae, R. & Yee, H. Allelic loss at the GPx-1 locus and the risk for cancer of the head and neck. Biol. Trace Elem. Res. 101: 97-106 (2004).

Roy, Martin, Kiremidjian-Schumacher, Lidia, Kobler, Edith, Boksay, Eszter and Gilbride, Judith A. Dietary selenium and immunocompetence in the elderly. Selenium 2006: Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Selenium in Biology and Medicine. P. 169 (2006).

Lipson, S.M., Sobillo, A., Andragna, M., Roy, M., Burdowski, A., Collins, B. & Stotzky, G. Reduction in reovirus infectivity by pure and store-purchased grape juice, cranberry cocktail juice, and a proanthocyanidin-enriched cranberry concentrate, PACranTM, Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 2008 (In Press).