Erin Ventresca, Ph.D. | Albright College

Erin Ventresca, Ph.D.

Erin Ventresca, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Science Building

Ph.D. Temple University
B.S.: Ursinus College

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Stem Cells
  • Oogenesis
  • Aging
  • Understanding how integrin receptors influence adult stem cell activities

Publications and Research


  • Walsh EM, Kim R, Weaver M, Del Valle L, Sheffield J, Lazarovici P, Marcinkiewicz, C. (2011). “Importance of α9β1 integrin in progression of glioma angiogenesis”. Neuro Oncol. 2012 Jul;14(7):890-901
  • Walsh EM, Marcinkiewicz C (2011). “Non-RGD-containing snake venom disintegrins, functional and structural relations.” Toxicon 54(4): 355-362
  • Saldanha-Gama, Moraes JA, Mariano-Oliveira A, Coelho AL, Walsh EM, Marcinkiewicz C, Barja-Fidalgo C. (2010). “Alpha9 beta1 integrin engagement inhibits neutrophil spontaneous apoptosis: involvement of Bcl-2 family members.” Biochim Biophys Acta 1803(7): 848-857.
  • Staniszewska I, Walsh EM, Rothman VL, Gaathon A, Tuszynski GP, Calvete JJ, Lazarovici P, Marcinkiewicz C. (2009). “Effect of VP12 and viperistatin on inhibition of collagen-receptor-dependent melanoma metastasis.” Cancer Biol Ther 8(15): 1507-16.
  • Staniszewska I, Sariyer IK, Lecht S, Brown MC, Walsh EM, Tuszynski GP, Safak M, Lazarovici P, Marcinkiewicz C. (2008). “Integrin alpha9 beta1 is a receptor for nerve growth factor and other neurotrophins.” J Cell Sci 121(Pt 4): 504-13.
  • Brown MC, Calvete JJ, Staniszewska I, Walsh EM, Perez-Liz G, Del Valle L, Lazarovici P, Marcinkiewicz C. (2007). “VEGF-related protein isolated from Vipera palestinae venom, promotes angiogenesis.” Growth Factors 25(2): 108-17.

Recent Student Research Collaborations:

  • Courtney Gehman, “Effect of Isoflavones on Drosophila melanogaster Larval Survival”