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Nalo Hamilton, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC
Assistant Professor

E-mail: nhamilton@sonnet.ucla.edu

Faculty Research and Clinical Expertise

Research: The focus of Dr. Hamilton's research is breast cancer development. Currently, she is investing the regulatory affects of the insulin like growth factor-II (IGF-2) on gene expression in estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast cancer cell lines and tumors.
Clinical: OB and Primary Care; Certified women's health and adult health nurse practitioner


N211 - Theoretical Foundations of Women's Health Care during the Reproductive Years
N429 - Family Nurse Practitioner Practicum 1

Professional Activities

2004 - 2007 National Black Nurses Association, Charter Member Nashville Chapter
2008 - 2010 Policy Chair, National Association of Nurse Practitioners (NPWH)


Oakwood (College) University, BS, 1995, Biochemistry
Meharry Medical College, PhD, 2003, Biochemistry
Vanderbilt University, 2005, Nursing

Honors and Awards

2002    National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow
2002   Co-winner, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Poster Competition
2000    American Association for Cancer Research Minority Scholar Award


Gamble KL, Motsinger-Reif AA, Hida A, Borsetti HM, Servick SV, Ciarleglio CM, Robbins S, Hicks J, Carver K, Hamilton N, Wells N, Summar ML, McMahon DG, Johnson CH.(2011).Shift work in nurses: contribution of phenotypes and genotypes to adaptation. PLoS One, 6, e18395.

Ciarleglio, C. M., Ryckman, K. K., Servick, S. V., Hida, A., Robbins, S., Wells, N., Hicks, J., Larson, S. A., Wiedermann, J. P., Carver, K., Hamilton, N., Kidd, K. K., Kidd, J. R., Smith, J. R., Friedlaender, J., McMahon, D. G., Williams, S. M., Summar, M. L., Johnson, C. H. (2008) Genetic differences inhuman circadian clock genes among worldwide populations. J Biol Rhythms. 23(4): 330-40.

Tripathi, M. K., Misra, S., Khedkar, S.V., Hamilton, N., Irvin-Wilson, C., Sharan, C., Sealy, L., and Chaudhuri, G. (2005) Regulation of BRCA2 gene expression by the SLUG repressor protein in human breast cells. J Biol Chem. 280(17): 17163-17171.

Sharan, C., Hamilton, N., Parl, A. K., Singh, P. K., and Chaudhuri, G. (1999) Identification and characterization of a transcriptional silencer upstream of the human BRCA2 gene. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 265(2) pp. 285-290.

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