Dr. Steve Oghumu is an Assistant Professor at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Department of Pathology. Research in their laboratory is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of oral carcinogenesis and oral cancer chemoprevention. They are developing a number of preclinical models that will enable them to fully explore the underlying mechanisms of oral cancer inhibition by dietary phytochemicals and other immunomodulatory compounds. Of particular interest to their research are the bioactive phytochemicals that are found in black raspberries. Their long term goal is to identify discrete significant mediators of oral carcinogenesis that can be exploited in preventive and/or therapeutic strategies to reduce the risk of oral cancer development.