Sandra A Rempel, BSc PhD

Biomedical Science Editing and Writing


A scientific career involves so much writing! I have written award-receiving NIH and Foundation grant proposals that provided the funds to support my research. I have written textbook chapters, journal reviews, and peer-reviewed journal articles. A few of these are highlighted. For more information, please see my CV.

Awarded Grants

NIH-NCI R01 – Principal Investigator

NIH ARRA – Co-Investigator

NIH-NCI R01 – Principal Investigator

NIH-NCI R01 – Co-Principal Investigator

NIH-NCI Biology Core Allocation – Principal Investigator

NIH-NCI R21 – Principal Investigator

James S. McDonnell Foundation Program in Brain Cancer Research – Principal Investigator

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation of the United States – Principal Investigator

NIH-NINDS R01 – Collaborator

NIH-NCI R01 – Co-Principal Investigator

Elsa U. Pardee Foundation – Principal Investigator

Wayne State University Undergraduates Research and Creative Projects Award – Mentor

Wayne State University Undergraduates Research and Creative Projects Award – Mentor

Wayne State University Undergraduates Research and Creative Projects Award – Mentor

Jeffery Baron/American Brain Tumor Association Fellowship – Mentor



Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

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Thomas SL, Schultz CR, Mouzon E, Golembieski WA, El Naili R, Radakrishnan A, Lemke N, Poisson LM, Gutiérrez JA, Cottingham S, Rempel SA. Loss of Sparc in p53-null astrocytes promotes macrophage activation and phagocytosis resulting in decreased tumor size and tumor cell survival. Brain Pathol. 2015 Jul;25(4):391-400. doi: 10.1111/bpa.12161. Epub 2015 Apr 20. PMID: 24862407


Alam R, Schultz CR, Golembieski W, Rempel SA. PTEN Suppression of SPARC-induced migration of glioma cells correlates with the suppression of pP38 MAPK and pMAPKAPK2 and the differential regulation of HSP27 phosphorylation and expression. Neuro Oncol. 2013 Apr;15(4):451-61. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/nos326. Epub 2013 Feb 3.PMID: 2338228


Schultz CR, Golembieski WA, King DA, Brown SL, Brodie C, Rempel SA. Inhibition of HSP27 alone, or in combination with pAKT inhibition, as therapeutic approaches to target SPARC-induced glioma survival. Mol Cancer. 2012 Apr 5;11:20. doi: 10.1186/1476-4598-11-20. PMID: 22480225


McClung HM, Golembieski W, Schultz CR, Rempel SA. Deletion of the SPARC Acidic Domain or EGF-like Module reduces SPARC-induced migration and signaling through p38 MAPK/HSP27 in glioma. Carcinogenesis. 2012 Feb;33(2):275-84. doi: 10.1093/carcin/bgr276. Epub 2011 Nov 23. PMID: 22114076


Thomas SL, Alam R, Lemke N, Schultz LR, Gutiérrez JA, Rempel SA. PTEN augments SPARC suppression of proliferation and inhibits SPARC-induced migration by suppressing SHC-RAF-ERK and AKT signaling. Neuro Oncol. 2010 Sep;12(9):941-55. doi: 10.1093/neuonc/noq048. Epub 2010 May 14. PMID: 20472716


Golembieski W, Thomas SL, Schultz CR, Yunker CK, McClung H, Cazacu S, Barker T, Sage EH, Brodie C, Rempel SA. HSP27 mediates SPARC-induced changes in glioma morphology, migration and invasion. Glia. 2008 Aug 1;56(10):1061-75. doi: 10.1002/glia.20679. PMID: 18442089



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