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In Ok Surh, Ph.D.

General Toxicology and Cancer Group

In Ok Surh, Ph.D.
In Ok Surh, Ph.D.
Fellow – Research
Tel (919) 541-3862
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-12
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709
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Inok Surh, Ph.D. is a research fellow in the Toxicology Branch of the National Toxicology Program (NTP). She designs toxicological studies, develops study protocols, interprets results and publishes findings for chemicals selected for toxicological evaluation. Currently, she leads several projects that involve herbal medicines, chemical intermediates, and environmental contaminants. These studies include in vivo and in vitro evaluation for carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, developmental toxicity, genetic toxicity and toxicokinetics. She has a particular interest in mechanisms of carcinogenic activity of chemicals.


Surh received a B.S. in pharmacy and a M.S in hygienic chemistry from Duksung Women’s University, Korea. She is a licensed pharmacist in Korea and holds a Ph.D. in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin, Texas.


Selected Publications

  1. Surh, I., Rao, D., Cesta, M. F., Hebert, C. D., Mann, J. F., Cunny, H., Kissling, G. E., Malarkey, D., Chhabra, R. S. Species and gender differences in the carcinogenic activity of trimethylolpropane triacrylate in rats and mice. Food Chem. Toxicol. (in press)[Abstract ]
  2. Surh, I., Brix, A., French, J. E., Collins, B. J., Sanders, J. M., Vallant, M., Dunnick, J. K. Toxicology and carcinogenesis study of senna in the C3B6.129F1-Trp53 tm1Brd N12 haploinsufficient mice. Toxicol. Pathol. 41(5) 770-778 (2013)[Abstract ]
  3. Mathews, J. M., Zhan, Q., Etheridge, A. S., Patel, P. R., Black, S. R., Banks, T. T., Fennell, T. R., Snyder, R. W., Burgess, J. P., Warren, S. D., Surh, I., and Waidyanatha, S. Metabolism and disposition of 2-methoxy-4-nitroaniline in male and female Harlan Sprague Dawley rats and B6C3F1/N mice. Xenobiotica 42(12) 1213-24 (2012)[Abstract ]
  4. Surh, I., Behl, M., Elmore, S. and Chhabra, R. S. Comparative dermal toxicity of dicyclohexylcarbodiimide and diisopropylcarbodiimide in rodents. Cutan. Ocul. Toxicol. 31(3) 177-87 (2012)[Abstract ]
  5. Surh, I., Rundhaug, J. E., Pavone, A., Mikulec, C., Abel, E., Simper, M. and Fischer, S. M. The EP1 receptor for prostaglandin E2 promotes the development and progression of malignant murine skin tumors. Mol. Carcinog. 51(7) 553-564 (2012)[Abstract ]
  6. Rundhaug, J., Simper, M. S., Surh, I., and Fischer, S. M. The role of the EP receptors for prostaglandin E2 in skin and skin cancer. Cancer Metastasis Rev 30(3-4) 465-80 (2011)[Abstract ]
  7. Surh, I., Rundhaug, J., Pavone, A., Mikulec, C., Abel, E., and Fischer, S.M. Upregulation of the EP1 receptor for prostaglandin E2 promotes skin tumor progression. Mol. Carcinog. 50(6) 458-468 (2011)[Abstract ]

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