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Checo James Rorie

Associate Prof/Interim Chair

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Science and Technology

Department
Biology

Contact
Hines Hall 300A
Education
B.S.Biology / Clark Atlanta University
Ph.D.Toxicology / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OtherBiochemistry/Cancer Research / New York University
OtherSPIRE/Radiation Oncology / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bio

Checo J. Rorie was born in Monroe, NC. He graduated from Forest Hills High School, Marshville, NC, in 1994. He graduate from Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, in 1998 with a B.S. in Biology. He then attended and graduated from the Curriculum in Toxicology PhD program at UNC Chapel Hill in 2004. He did a postdoc at New York University in the Department of Biochemistry from 2004-2005. He did a second postdoc in the SPIRE Program and in the Radiation Oncology Department at UNC Chapel Hill from 2005-2008. He then joined the Department of Biology at NCA&T as an Adjunct Professor in 2008, and in 2010 was offered a tenure track position as the Professor of Genetics. He was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2016. He currently has a Cancer Genetics and Cancer Cell Biology lab where he trains and mentors high school, undergraduate, master, and doctoral students.

Research Interests

Cancer Cell Biology; Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Recent Publications

  • Kelsie Bernot, Grace Byfield, Roy Coomans, Robert Newman, Cailisha Petty, Checo Rorie, Mary Smith, Angela White, Catherine White (2019). (A Transformative Approach to Advising STEM Students at an HBCU Mary A. Smith, An). (Diversity in Higher Education) 22, pp. 291-316 ). Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Sayo Fakayode, Sherette Godfrey, Tsdale Mehari, Radiah Minor, Checo Rorie (2017). (Influence of Arsenic (III), Cadmium (II), Chromium (VI), Mercury (II), and Lead (II) Ions on Human Triple Negative Breast Cancer (HCC1806) Cell Cytotoxicity and Cell Viability ). (1) 7, pp. 1-17 ). Journal of Chemical Health Risks.
  • Checo Rorie, Catherine White (2016). (BIOLOGY ORIENTATION: A Guide to Success as a Biology Major). (1) 1, pp. 150 ). Kendall Hunt.
  • Antonio Baines, Patrick Martin, Checo Rorie (2016). (Current and Emerging Targeting Strategies for Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer). In Kevin Pruitt, (Molecular and Cellular Changes in the Cancer Cell) 144, pp. 277-320 ).
  • Sherette Godfrey, Malcolm Moses, Checo Rorie (2015). (Cancer Associated MicroRNAs are Differentially Expressed in Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Normal Breast Cells). (9) 4, pp. 73–78 ). International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR).
  • Brianna Arrington, Sherette Godfrey, Kashenya Gurley, Malcolm Moses, Checo Rorie (2015). (Microarray analysis reveal differential expression of microRNAs in triple negative breast cancer and normal breast cells). (4) 5, ). International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP).
  • Kashenya Gurley, Checo Rorie, Veronic Stallings (2015). (Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cell Lines with TP53 Mutations are Able to Undergo Cell Death). (9) 4, pp. 1024–1028 ). International Journal of Science and Research.
  • JA Borowiec, Y Daniely, D Dimitrova, Checo Rorie, A Saxena (2006). (Nucleolin inhibits Hdm2 by multiple pathways leading to p53 stabilization). (55) 25, pp. 7274–7288 ). Oncogene.
  • Checo Rorie, BE Weissman (2004). (Ews/Fli-1 Chimeric Oncogene: Role in Neuronal Differentiation and Abrogation of p53). ).
  • Pengchin Chen, John O’Bryan, Heather Pierce, Checo Rorie, Venetia Thomas, Bernard Weissman (2004). (Molecular Biology, Pathobiology, and Genetics-The Ews/Fli-1 Fusion Gene Switches the Differentiation Program of Neuroblastomas to Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumors.). (4) 64, pp. 1266–1277 ). Cancer Research.
  • Pengchin Chen, John O’Bryan, Heather Pierce, Checo Rorie, Venetia Thomas, Bernard Weissman (2004). (The Ews/Fli-1 fusion gene switches the differentiation program of neuroblastomas to Ewing sarcoma/peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumors). (4) 64, pp. 1266–1277 ). Cancer research.
  • Bryan Betz, Marc Cristofaro, David Reisman, Checo Rorie, Weidong Wang, Bernard Weissman (2001). (Characterization of SWI/SNF protein expression in human breast cancer cell lines and other malignancies). (1) 186, pp. 136–145 ). Journal of cellular physiology.
  • Kelsie Bernot, Grace Byfield, Roy Coomans, Robert Newman, Cailisha Petty, Checo Rorie, Mary Smith, Angela White, Catherine White (A Transformative Approach to Advising STEM Students at an HBCU Mary A. Smith, An). (Diversity in Higher Education) ).