Sue Anne   Chew

Assistant Professor  

Office: BBRHB 2.112
Phone: (956) 882-6518
Email: sueanne.chew@utrgv.edu

Dr. Sue Anne Chew





Selected Publications


  • Sue Anne Chew, Marco Arriaga, and Victor Hinojosa. "Bioresorbable polymer microparticles in the medical and pharmaceutical fields," Bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications. Elsevier, 2016.

  • Sue Anne Chew and Serena Danti. "Biomaterial-Based Implantable Devices for Cancer Therapy.," Advanced healthcare materials (November 2016).

  • Christian Coarfa, Warren Fiskus, Vijay Eedunuri, Kimal Rajapakshe, Christopher Foley, Sue Anne Chew, Sayed Shah, Chuandong Geng, John Shou, Junaith Mohamed, Bert O'Malley, and Nicholas Mitsiades. "Comprehensive proteomic profiling identifies the androgen receptor axis and other signaling pathways as targets of microRNAs suppressed in metastatic prostate cancer.," Oncogene 35, no. 18 (May 2016): 2345-56.

  • Sue Anne Chew, Marco Arriaga, and Victor Hinojosa. "Effects of surface area to volume ratio of PLGA scaffolds with different architectures on scaffold degradation characteristics and drug release kinetics.," Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A 104, no. 5 (May 2016): 1202-11.

  • Vijay Eedunuri, Kimal Rajapakshe, Warren Fiskus, Chuandong Geng, Sue Anne Chew, Christopher Foley, Shrijal Shah, John Shou, Junaith Mohamed, Christian Coarfa, Bert O'Malley, and Nicholas Mitsiades. "miR-137 Targets p160 Steroid Receptor Coactivators SRC1, SRC2, and SRC3 and Inhibits Cell Proliferation.," Molecular endocrinology (Baltimore, Md.) 29, no. 8 (August 2015): 1170-83.

  • Bin He, Rainer Lanz, Warren Fiskus, Chuandong Geng, Ping Yi, Sean Hartig, Kimal Rajapakshe, John Shou, Liping Wei, Shrijal Shah, Christopher Foley, Sue Anne Chew, Vijay Eedunuri, Diego Bedoya, Qin Feng, Takashi Minami, Constantine Mitsiades, Anna Frolov, Nancy Weigel, Susan Hilsenbeck, Daniel Rosen, Timothy Palzkill, Michael Ittmann, Yongcheng Song, Christian Coarfa, Bert O'Malley, and Nicholas Mitsiades. "GATA2 facilitates steroid receptor coactivator recruitment to the androgen receptor complex.," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, no. 51 (December 2014): 18261-6.

  • Chuandong Geng, Kimal Rajapakshe, Shrijal Shah, John Shou, Vijay Eedunuri, Christopher Foley, Warren Fiskus, Mahitha Rajendran, Sue Anne Chew, Martin Zimmermann, Richard Bond, Bin He, Cristian Coarfa, and Nicholas Mitsiades. "Androgen receptor is the key transcriptional mediator of the tumor suppressor SPOP in prostate cancer.," Cancer research 74, no. 19 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2014): 5631-43.

  • Jasmina Cerne, Sean Hartig, Mark Hamilton, Sue Anne Chew, Nicholas Mitsiades, Vassiliki Poulaki, and Sean McGuire. "Protein kinase C inhibitors sensitize GNAQ mutant uveal melanoma cells to ionizing radiation.," Investigative ophthalmology & visual science 55, no. 4 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2014): 2130-9.

  • Chuandong Geng, Bin He, Limei Xu, Christopher Barbieri, Vijay Eedunuri, Sue Anne Chew, Martin Zimmermann, Richard Bond, John Shou, Chao Li , Mirjam Blattner, David Lonard, Francesca Demichelis, Cristian Coarfa, Mark Rubin, Pengbo Zhou, Bert O'Malley, and Nicholas Mitsiades. "Prostate cancer-associated mutations in speckle-type POZ protein (SPOP) regulate steroid receptor coactivator 3 protein turnover.," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110, no. 17 (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2013): 6997-7002.

  • Clark Needham, Austin Williams, Sue Anne Chew, Fred Kasper, and Antonios Mikos. "Engineering a polymeric gene delivery vector based on poly(ethylenimine) and hyaluronic acid.," Biomacromolecules 13, no. 5 (May 2012): 1429-37.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Sue Anne Chew. Internal Seed Research Program (ISRP), $20,000.00 (January 2017 - August 2018)

  • Sue Anne Chew. Faculty Research Council (FRC), $10,000.00 (January 2016 - May 2017)

  • Luis Colom. BUILD planning and BUILD, NIH, ( )



Selected Presentations


  • Jesus Franco, Marco Arriaga, and Sue Anne Chew. "Fabrication of Minocycline Loaded PLGA Microparticles Using the O/W Emulsion Method of Fabrication," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburgh, TX (August 2017)

  • Elizabeth Lopez, Daniela Barbosa, Jesus Franco, and Sue Anne Chew. "Fabrication of Minocycline Loaded PLGA Microparticles Using the O/W Emulsion Method of Fabrication," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburgh, TX (August 2017)

  • Astrid Gutierrez, Marco Arriaga, and Sue Anne Chew. "The Application of Osteogenic Inducing micro RNA for Bone Tissue Engineering," UTRGV School of Medicine Inaugural Research Symposium, Edinburgh, TX (August 2017)

  • Astrid Gutierrez, Jesus Roberto, Ashtyn Roush, Marco Arriaga, and Sue Anne Chew. "Porous Scaffolds as Delivery Systems for miRNA-Induced Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications," Student Mentoring and Research Training Program Poster Showcase, Edinburgh, TX (July 2017)

  • Maria Castañeda, Ming-Tsan Lu, Lorena Lopez, Sue Anne Chew, Hugo Rodriguez, "Evaluation of Health and Biomedical Science Students in a Moving Up/Resilience Workshop," UTRGV Learning and Teaching Symposium, Center for Teaching Excellence, Edinburg, TX (May 2017)

  • Sue Anne Chew, Manuel Saldivar, and Natasha Vora. "Biomedical Sciences Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) – An Opportunity to Expose a Large Number of Students to Research," UTRGV Teaching and Learning 2017 Symposium, Edinburgh, TX (May 2017)

  • Maria Casteneda Licon, Ming-Tsan Lu, Lorena Lopez, Sue Anne Chew, and Hugo Rodriguez. "Evaluation of Health and Biomedical Science Students in a Moving Up/Resilience Workshop," UTRGV Teaching and Learning 2017 Symposium, Edinburgh, TX (May 2017)

  • Marco Arriaga, Ivan Davila, Karen Martirosyan, and Sue Anne Chew. "An Investigation of Porous PCL Scaffolds with Different Amount of Porogen and Size Ranges for Bone Tissue Engineering," Biomaterials Day at UT Austin 2017, Austin, TX (April 2017)

  • Carolina Leynes, Marco Arriaga, and Sue Anne Chew. "An Investigation of the Attachment and Proliferation of Cells on PCL scaffolds with Different Porogen Volume Percent and Sizes for Bone Tissue Engineering," Engaged Scholar Symposium 2017, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

  • Sue Anne Chew, Natasha Vora, and Manuel Saldivar. "Biomedical Sciences Freshman Research Initiative (BFRI) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley – An Opportunity to Expose A Larger Number of Underrepresented Students to Research," Engaged Scholar Symposium 2017, Brownsville, TX (April 2017)

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