Liberty University (2001), Biology
Graduate School
Baylor College of Medicine (2007), Molecular & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
  • Prostate Cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The many ways to make a luminal cell and a prostate cancer cell.
Strand DW, Goldstein AS Endocr. Relat. Cancer 2015 Aug
SOX2 expression in the developing, adult, as well as, diseased prostate.
Yu X, Cates JM, Morrissey C, You C, Grabowska MM, Zhang J, DeGraff DJ, Strand DW, Franco OE, Lin-Tsai O, Hayward SW, Matusik RJ Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis. 2014 Aug
FOXA1 deletion in luminal epithelium causes prostatic hyperplasia and alteration of differentiated phenotype.
DeGraff DJ, Grabowska MM, Case TC, Yu X, Herrick MK, Hayward WJ, Strand DW, Cates JM, Hayward SW, Gao N, Walter MA, Buttyan R, Yi Y, Kaestner KH, Matusik RJ Lab. Invest. 2014 Jul 94 7 726-39
TGF-ß induction of FGF-2 expression in stromal cells requires integrated smad3 and MAPK pathways.
Strand DW, Liang YY, Yang F, Barron DA, Ressler SJ, Schauer IG, Feng XH, Rowley DR Am J Clin Exp Urol 2014 2 3 239-48
SPARCL1 suppresses metastasis in prostate cancer.
Xiang Y, Qiu Q, Jiang M, Jin R, Lehmann BD, Strand DW, Jovanovic B, DeGraff DJ, Zheng Y, Yousif DA, Simmons CQ, Case TC, Yi J, Cates JM, Virostko J, He X, Jin X, Hayward SW, Matusik RJ, George AL, Yi Y Mol Oncol 2013 Dec 7 6 1019-30

Honors & Awards

  • AUA Travel Award
  • K01DK098277
    Mentored training grant on the role of metabolism in prostate differentiation and disease (2013-2018)
  • StarBrite VICTR award
    Pilot funding to study the role of inflammation in BPH progression (2013-2014)
  • SBUR Travel award and podium presentation
  • NIH LRP award
    Loan repayment program award (2010-2012)
  • StarBrite VICTR award
    Pilot funding to study the role of lipid metabolism in prostate cancer (2010-2011)
  • DoD Postdoctoral Training Award
    2 year fellowship to study the role of stomal-epithelial interactions in prostate cancer progression (2009-2011)
  • SBUR travel award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Basic Urologic Research (2009)