Sulma Mohammed, DVM, PhD

Professor | Cancer Biology

Department of Comparative Pathobiology

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Phone: 765.494.9948

Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Diseases


1991 - PhD | Purdue University
1982 - MS | Cornell University
1977 - DVM | Khartoum University

Areas of Interest

Breast and cervical cancer biology with a focus on cancer prevention, biomarkers, and global disparities in these diseases
Cancer biology

Selected Publications

– Abuidris DO, Elsheikh A, Ali M, Musa H, Elgaili E, Ahmed AO, Sulieman I, Mohammed SI. Breast cancer screening with trained volunteers in rural area of Sudan: a pilot study. Lancet Oncol. 2013 Jan 30. doi:pii: S1470-2045(12)70583-1. 10.1016/S1470-2045(12)70583-1. [Epub ahead of print]

– Mohammed SI, Springfield S, Das R. Role of epigenetics in cancer health disparities. Methods Mol Biol. 2012 863:395-410. PMID: 22359308

– Bajaj G, Kim MR, Mohammed SI, Yeo Y. Hyaluronic acid-based hydrogel for regional delivery of paclitaxel to intraperitoneal tumors. J Control Release. 2012 158:386-92. PMCID: PMC3319161

– Mohammed SI, Meloni GB, Pinna Parpaglia ML, Marras V, Burrai GP, Meloni F, Pirino S, Antuofermo E. Mammography and ultrasound imaging of preinvasive and invasive canine spontaneous mammary cancer and their similarities to human breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2011 Nov;4(11):1790-8. PMID: 21803985

– Kim MR, Morrison H, Mohammed SI. Effect of a photoactivated rhodium complex in melanoma. Anticancer Drugs. 2011 Oct;22(9):896-904. PMID: 21642837

– Miller MA, Mohammed SI. In pursuit of a prognostic marker in canine mammary tumors. Vet J. 2011 Sep;189(3):245. PMID: 21277242

– Lyn-Cook BD, Mohammed SI, Davis C, Word B, Haefele A, Wang H, Hammons G. Gender differences in gemcitabine (Gemzar) efficacy in cancer cells: effect of indole-3-carbinol. Anticancer Res. 2010 Dec;30(12):4907-13. PMID: 21187469

– Elgaili EM, Abuidris DO, Rahman M, Michalek AM, Mohammed SI. Breast cancer burden in central Sudan. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 9;2:77-82. PMCID: PMC2971742

– Dhawan D, Craig B, Cheng L, Snyder S, Mohammed SI, Stewart J, Zheng R, Loman R, Foster R, Knapp DW. Effects of short-term celecoxib treatment in patients with invasive transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 May;9(5):1371-7. PMCID: PMC2868069

– Burrai G, Mohammed SI, Miller M, Marras V, Pirino S, Addis M, Uzzau S, Antuofermo E. Spontaneous feline mammary intraepithelial lesions as a model for human estrogen receptor- and progesterone receptor-negative breast lesions. BMC Cancer. 2010 Apr 22;10:156. PMCID: PMC2873946

– Xu Z, Liu J, Hong D, Nguyen V, Kim M, Mohammed SI, Kim Y. Back-directional gated spectroscopic imaging for diffuse light suppression in high anisotropic media and its applications for microvascular imaging in preclinical studies. Journal of selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 2010, 16(2).

– Mouser P, Miller MA, Antuofermo E, Badve SS, Mohammed SI. Prevalence and classification of spontaneous mammary intraepithelial lesions in dogs without clinical mammary disease. Vet Pathol. 2010 Mar; 47(2):275-84. PMID: 20106771

– Madden K, Flowers L, Salani R, Horowitz I, Logan S, Kowalski K, Xie J, Mohammed SI. Proteomics-based approach to elucidate the mechanism of antitumor effect of curcumin in cervical cancer. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2009 Jan; 80(1):9-18. PMID: 19058955

– Perera CN, Spalding HS, Mohammed SI, Camarillo IG. Identification of proteins secreted from leptin stimulated MCF-7 breast cancer cells: A dual proteomic approach. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2008 Jun; 233(6):708-20. PMID: 18408141

– Li J, Abraham S, Cheng L, Witzmann FA, Koch M, Xie J, Rahman M, Mohammed SI. Proteomic-based approach for biomarkers discovery in early detection of invasive urothelial carcinoma. Proteomics Clin Appl. 2008, 2:78–89. PMID: 21136781

– Akin D, Sturgis J, Ragheb K, Sherman D, Robinson J, Bhunia A, Mohammed S, Bashir R. Bacteria-mediated delivery of nanoparticles and cargo into cells. Nature Nanotechnol. 2007; 2:441 – 449. PMID: 18654330

– Antuofermo E, Miller MA, Pirino S, Xie J, Badve S, Mohammed SI. Spontaneous mammary intraepithelial lesions in dogs--a model of breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007 Nov; 16(11):2247-56. PMID: 17982119 Published on the cover of the Journal with an editorial by Edouard Cadieu and Elaine A. Ostrander Cancer Genetics Branch, National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

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