Chemistry Department

Céline Cassé Assistant Professor

University of Puerto Rico
Department of Chemistry
PO Box 9000
Mayagüez, PR 00681-9000
phone: (787) 832-4040 ext. xxxx
fax: (787) 265-3849
email: celine.casse@upr.edu
office: Q-


Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Université René Descartes/Paris V, Paris, France 2001

Teaching Interest


Courses taught:

QUIM 4055 Introduction to Biochemistry.

QUIM 5071 General Biochemistry.

QUIM 3141/3141L - Principles of general Chemistry, Organic and Biochemistry I.

QUIM 3142/3142L - Principles of general Chemistry, Organic and Biochemistry II.

QUIM 3062L - Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry.

QUIM 4998/4999 - Undergraduate Research.

QUIM 3141L/QUIM 3142L - Lab. Coordinator.

Research Interest

Molecular mechanisms of Annona muricata extracts cytotoxicity to cancer cells. Environmental science.

Recent Publications
  1. Casse,C., Molecular mechanisms of Annona muricata anti-proliferative/anti-cancer properties, Biomed. Genet. Genomics, 2018, Volume 3(1): 1-4, doi: 10.15761/BGG.1000138.
  2. Lopez-Moreno M.L., Casse C., Correa-Torres, S., Engineered NanoMaterials Interactions with Living Plants: benefits, hazards and regulatory policies, Current Opinion in Environmental Science & Health, 2018 Dec 6;36-41, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coesh.2018.07.013.
  3. Casse C, Acland GM, Aguirre GD. Cloning and mapping of canine KIAA1753. Anim. Genet. 2004 Aug; 35(4):358-9.
  4. Casse C, Hu YC, Ahrendt SA. The XRCC1 codon 399 Gln allele is associated with adenine to guanine p53 mutations in non-small cell lung cancer. Mutat. Res.2003 Jul 25; 528(1-2):19-27.
  5. Casse C, Giannoni F, Nguyen VT, Dubois MF, Bensaude O. The transcriptional inhibitors, actinomycin D and alpha-amanitin, activate the HIV-1 promoter and favor phosphorylation of the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain,J Biol Chem. 1999 Jun 4; 274(23):16097-106.
  6. Bensaude O, Bonnet F, Casse C, Dubois MF, Nguyen VT, Palancade B.Regulated phosphorylation of the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain (CTD). Biochem. Cell. Biol.1999; 77(4):249-55.
  7. Braganca J, Genin P, Bandu MT, Darracq N, Vignal M,   Casse C, Doly J, Civas A. Synergism between multiple virus-induced factor-binding elements involved in the differential expression of interferon A genes. J Biol Chem.1997 Aug 29; 272(35):22154-62.