Cesar Fermin, Ph.D.
HIV/AIDS and Developmental Neurobiology, Florida Institute of Technology, Ph.D.
Location: John A. Kenney Hall, Room 44-320
Office Phone: 334-725-2336
E-mail: fermin_c@mytu.tuskegee.edu

Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Fermin serves since August 2011 as Associate Dean for Graduate Studies & Research and previously as Associate Dean for Res. and Adv. Studies (ADRAS) in the College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing & Allied Health (CVMNAH) from 2007-2011.  In addition, Dr. Fermin served as Project Director for the Tuskegee Research Center in Minority Institutions (RCMI) 2008-2011, & is the international academic & scientific advisor for Univ. Tecnológica de Santiago (UTESA), in the Dominican Republic.  Dr. Fermin held dozens of private & federal funded projects (e.g., National Institute of Health (NIH), National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA), Louisiana Board of Regents (LBOR), the Deafness Research Foundation (DRF) & served in the advisory board of the National Organization for Hearing Research (NOHR).   Dr. Fermin is the author of hundreds of published reports in peer-review journals, symposia, book chapters, and scientific proceedings.

Research Fields:

  • HIV/AIDS
  • Developmental Neurobiology

Representative Publications:

1. Rodriguez, S. K. Fadlalla, T. Graham, B. Tameru, C. D. Fermin and T. Samuel. Immunohistochemical Evaluation of AKT Protein Activation in Canine Mast Cell Tumours. J Comp Pathol. 2012 147:171-176 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=22289273

2. Kyoungsook Park, Abdela Woubit Salah, Cesar D. Fermin, Dai-Wu Seol, and Moonil Kim. Hypoxia inhibition of camptothecin-induced apoptosis by Bax loss.  Biologia 2012: 67/3:616-621.

3. Kyoungsook Park, Jeong Min Lee, Yongwon Jung, Tsegaye Habtemariam, Abdela Woubit Salah, Cesar D. Fermin and Moonil Kim. Combination of cysteine- and oligomerization domainmediated protein immobilization on a surface plasmonresonance (SPR) gold chip surface. Analyst, 2011, 136, 2506.

4. Choi B, Fermin CD, Comardelle AM, Haislip AM, Voss TG, Garry RF. Alterations in intracellular potassium concentration by HIV-1 and SIV Nef. Virol J. 2008; 5:60 PMC2396157

5. Choi B, Gatti PJ, Fermin CD, Vigh S, Haislip AM, Garry RF. Down-regulation of cell surface CXCR4 by HIV-1. Virol J. 2008;5:6 PMC2248172

6. Choi B, Gatti PJ, Fermin CD, Vigh S, Haislip AM, Garry RF. Down-regulation of cell surface CXCR4 by HIV-1. Virol J. 2008;5:6 PMC2248172