Emil Lou

Physician-Scientist, Assistant Professor

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Research interests

I am a physician-scientist with a strong interest and a translational approach to investigation of solid tumor malignancies at the cellular and molecular level. As a fellowship-trained and practicing medical oncologist and neuro-oncologist, I have a strong interest in a ‘bedside-to-bench-and-back’ approach to translational oncology and laboratory research. At the national level, I served on the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Scientific Committee for GI Cancers (2012-15). Identifying pertinent clinical problems in oncology that can be investigated in the laboratory setting is a high priority for our research program and collaborative efforts. I am board-certified in medical oncology, neuro-oncology, and internal medicine.


  • intercellular communication
  • cancer
  • tumor microenvironment
  • cancer cell biology

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Projects 2012 2022

Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma
Neoplasm Metastasis
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Colorectal Neoplasms

Research Output 2001 2019

Young Adult
Cross-Sectional Studies
Papillomavirus Vaccines
3 Citations (Scopus)

A Cross-Sectional Review of Cervical Cancer Messages on Twitter during Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

Teoh, D. G., Shaikh, R., Vogel, R. I., Zoellner, T., Carson, L. F., Kulasingam, S. L. & Lou, E., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. 22, 1, p. 8-12 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Delivery of Health Care

Assessment of Circulating Tumor Cells as a Predictive Biomarker of Histology in Women with Suspected Ovarian Cancer

Lou, E., Vogel, R. I., Teoh, D., Hoostal, S., Grad, A., Gerber, M., Monu, M., Lukaszewski, T., Deshpande, J., Linden, M. A. & Geller, M. A., Mar 21 2018, In : Lab Medicine. 49, 2, p. 134-139 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Circulating Neoplastic Cells
Ovarian Neoplasms

Cellular and molecular networking within the ecosystem of cancer cell communication via tunneling nanotubes

Lou, E., Zhai, E., Sarkari, A., Desir, S., Wong, P., Iizuka, Y., Yang, J., Subramanian, S., McCarthy, J., Bazzaro, M. & Steer, C. J., Oct 2 2018, In : Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology. 6, OCT, 95.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Communication
Interdisciplinary Studies
2 Citations (Scopus)

Chemotherapy-Induced Tunneling Nanotubes Mediate Intercellular Drug Efflux in Pancreatic Cancer

Desir, S., O'Hare, P., Vogel, R. I., Sperduto, W., Sarkari, A., Dickson, E. L., Wong, P., Nelson, A. C., Fong, Y., Steer, C. J., Subramanian, S. & Lou, E., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 9484.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pancreatic Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Pharmaceutical Preparations