Nikki Delk

Assistant Professor - Biological Sciences
Tags: Molecular Biology Cell Biology Cancer Metabolism Cancer Genomics

Professional Preparation

Bachelor of Science - Mathematics
Georgetown University
Doctor of Philosophy - Molecular Biology
Rice University

Research Areas

Inflammation-mediated breast and prostate cancer cell survival and treatment resistance mechanisms, including autophagy and Sequestome-1 functions


Arabidopsis potential calcium sensors regulate nitric oxide levels and the transition to flowering 2007 - Journal Article
Touch-responsive behaviors and gene expression in plants 2006 - Book
CML24, regulated in expression by diverse stimuli, encodes a potential Ca2+ sensor that functions in responses to abscisic acid, daylength, and ion stress 2005 - Journal Article


Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [2014–Present]
Faculty Fellow
Rice University [2011–2014]
Postdoctoral Fellow
MD Anderson Cancer Center [2006–2009]


Fellow, Cecil H. and Ida Green Professor in Systems Biology Science - University of Texas at Dallas [2018]
Mentored Research Scientist Career Development Award - NIH [2012]
George J. Schroepfer Jr. Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis in Biochemistry and Cell Biology - Rice University [2006]


Adjunct Professor
Department of BioSciences, Rice University