Angela Szeto, Ph.D.

Research Asst. Professor

Phone:
(305) 243-6729
Locator Code:
R77

 
About

About Me

Angela Szeto, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, studies the role of social/emotional factors on the progression of atherosclerosis and Type 2 Diabetes in cell culture models (in vitro) and animal models (in vivo).
Career

Education

2006Ph.D. Psychology, Behavioral Medicine University of Miami
2003M.S. Psychology, Behavioral Medicine University of Miami
B.A. Biology New York University

Professional Experience

2013 - Research Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Department of Psychology
2006 - 2013Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Miami, Department of Psychology
Research

Research

Angela Szeto, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, studies the role of social/emotional factors on the progression of atherosclerosis and Type 2 Diabetes in cell culture models (in vitro) and animal models (in vivo).

  • Conducting experiments elucidating the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties of oxytocin in obesity, glucose metabolism, and Type 2 diabetes in vitro and in vivo.
  • Conducting experiments examining mechanisms on the progression of atherosclerosis using biochemical (e.g., protein expression including Western blotting, ELISAs, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, etc.) and molecular (e.g., gene expression including quantitative real-time PCR) approaches and examining these effects in animal models of disease.
  • Conducting experiments measuring levels of oxytocin in tissue culture media or plasma in basal or stimulated conditions.

Publications

Cuneo MG, Szeto A, Schrepf A, Kinner E, Schachner BI, Ahmed R, Thaker PH, Goodheart M, Bender D, Cole SW, McCabe PM, Sood AK, Lutgendorf SK, Mendez AJ. (2019). Oxytocin in the tumor microenvironment is associated with lower inflammation and longer survival in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer patients. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 Apr 6;106:244-251. PMID: 31005045.

Szeto A, Sun-Suslow N, Hernandez RI, Mendez AJ, McCabe PM. (2017). Regulation of macrophage oxytocin receptor in response to inflammation. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 312(3):E183-E189. PMID: 28049625.

Szeto A, McCabe, PM, Nation DA, Tabak BA, Rossetti MA, McCullough ME, Schneiderman N, Mendez AJ. (2011). Evaluation of enzyme immunoassay and radioimmunoassay for the measurement of plasma oxytocin. Psychosomatic Medicine, 73: 393-400. PMID: 21636661.