Faculty Profile for Dr. Ramona Salcedo

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Dr. Ramona Salcedo
Associate Professor — School of Family & Consumer Sciences
FCS 287
phone: (512) 245-6202

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ramona Salcedo Price is an Associate Professor of Nutrition at Texas State University. Dr. Price earned her B.S. in Dietetics and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. Thereafter, she was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of Texas at Austin to continue her research on dissecting the obesity-cancer link through epigenetic regulation.

Dr. Price’s research focuses on the impact of obesity-associated inflammation on prostate and liver cancer. Her research includes 1) investigating the role of calcium sensing receptor, inflammation, and prostate cancer 2) obesity-associated hormones, and liver cancer development and progression 3) energetics and liver cancer. Understanding these relationships is critical due to the higher incidence rates of obesity and cancer among individuals in Central and South Texas. The goal of this pre-clinical research is to optimize nutritional strategies to reverse the impact of obesity on cancer progression.

Dr. Price welcomes collaborations related to obesity and cancer progression and seeks opportunities to bridge the bench-to-bedside translation research gap.

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Miethe, C., Zamora, M., Torres, L., & Price, R. S. (2021). Inhibition of PI3K and ERK Signaling Decreases Visfatin-induced Invasion in Liver Cancer Cells. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation.
  • Olivas, A., & Price, R. S. (2020). Obesity, Inflammation, and Advanced Prostate Cancer. Nutrition and Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2020.1856889
  • Miethe, C., Zamora, M., & Price, R. S. (2020). The Role of Visfatin and Resistin in an In Vitro Model of Obesity-Induced Invasive Liver Cancer. Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjpp-2020-0377
  • Miethe, C., Torres, L., Raign, K., Groll, C., & Price, R. S. (2019). Characterizing the Differential Physiological Effects of Adipocytokines Visfatin and Resistin in Liver Cancer Cells. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation. https://doi.org/10.1515/hmbci-2018-0068
  • Sherman, B., Hernandez, A. M., Alhado, M., Menge, L. D., & Salcedo, R. (2019). Silibinin Differentially Decreases the Aggressive Cancer Phenotype in an In Vitro Model of Obesity and Prostate Cancer. Nutrition and Cancer. https://doi.org/10.1080/01635581.2019.1633363

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University. August 24, 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Keystone Symposia Inflammation and Carcinogenesis Scholar award. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Department Travel Grant, The University of Texas at Austin. January 2008 - January 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: AACR Annual Meeting Scholar Award. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Isora and Thomas Cook Endowed Human Ecology, Department. 2010

Selected Grants

  • Koh, Gar Yee (Co-Principal), Zhu, Jie (Co-Principal), Salcedo Price, Ramona (Co-Principal). SURGE in Nutrition Research Learning Community, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, $6000. (Funded: August 12, 2022 - June 1, 2023). Grant.
  • Koh, Gar Yee (Co-Principal), Zhu, Jie (Co-Principal), Salcedo-Price, Ramona (Co-Principal). SURGE in Nutrition Research Learning Community, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, $6000. (Submitted: June 16, 2021, Funded: August 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022). Grant.
  • Price, R S. Dietary Intervention to Reverse the Impact of Obesity on Liver Cancer, Texas State University, $7995. (Submitted: October 2019, Funded: January 2020 - Present). Grant.
  • Pan, Xi (Principal), Salcedo, Ramona (Co-Principal). Exploring Lifestyle Risks of Liver Cancer among Middle-Aged and Older Hispanics in Central Texas, Texas State University, $2500. (Funded: 2017 - 2018). Grant.
  • Price, R S (Principal). Dietary Intervention for the Reversal of Obesity-Induced Inflammation and Cancer Progression, Texas State University Faculty Research Enhancement Program, $7995. (Funded: December 2015 - December 2016). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Nutrition Didactic Program Coordinator Search Committee
October 2021-Present
Institutional Biosafety Committee
September 2021-Present
Scholarship Committee
September 2021-Present
Nutrition Associate/Full Faculty Search Committee
September 2021-Present
Curriculum Committee
September 2020-Present