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Parima Daroui, M.D., Ph.D.

Resident Physician
Tel: 732-253-3939


    • BA, Applied Chemistry, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
    • MS, Organic Chemistry, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
    • M.D, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - UMDNJ
    • Ph.D., RWJMS- UMDNJ and Rutgers University Joint Biosciences Program
    • Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School - UMDNJ

Honors and Awards

    • Gallo Award for Outstanding Cancer Research, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, 2003
    • Young Investigator Award, Department of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-Rutgers, 2002
    • Young Investigator Award, Department of Pharmacology, UMDNJ-Rutgers, 2001
    • Ranked first in class in Ph.D. qualifying exam, 1999
    • Henry Rutgers Fellow in Graduate Program in Molecular Biosciences, 1998-1999
    • Graduated as salutatorian in M.S. Organic Chemistry, 1997
    • Graduated as valedictorian in B.S. Applied Chemistry, 1995  

Academic Appointment:

    • Resident Physician

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications for the recent 5 years:

    • Daroui P , Desai SD, Li TK, Liu AA, Liu LF.Hydrogen Peroxide InducesTopoisomerase I-mediated DNA Damage and Cell Death. Journal of Biological Chemistry , Apr 9 2004 ; Vol. 279(15): pp 14587-94.
    • Li TK, Houghton PJ, Desai SD, Daroui P , Liu AA, Hars ES, Ruchelman AL, LaVoie EJ, Liu LF. Characterization of ARC-111 as a Novel Topoisomerase I-Targeting Anticancer Drug. Cancer Research , Dec 1 2003 ; Vol. 63(23): pp 8400-7.

Scientific Presentations:

    • Yujie Zhao MD PhD, Parima Daroui MD PhD , Raymond Craciun, Jorge Kourie MD, Kezia Ribeiro MD, Robert Schuman MD, “Botulism: More than Cosmetics and Age Defiance ” Feb 2007, American College of Physicians Annual Meeting, Edison NJ
    • Parima Daroui, Leroy F. Liu, “Topoisomerase I-mediated Damage Induced by Oxidative Stress”,July 2005. The Annual RWJMS MD/PhD Program Symposium, Piscataway , NJ
    • Parima Daroui , Hai Xiao, Nai Zhou and Leroy F. Liu, “Transcription-dependent Processing of Topoisomerase IIB Covalent Complexes Into DNA Double-Strand Breaks: Implications in Carcinogenesis” June 2003, 2003 Annual Retreat on Cancer Research in New Jersey , Princeton , NJ
    • Parima Daroui , Tsai Kun Li, and Leroy F. Liu, “Hydrogen Peroxide Hypersensitivity of Yeast Cells Over-expressing Topoisomerase I”, March 2001, 92 nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, New Orleans , LA

Language Skills (In addition to English)

    • French; Awarded DELF and DALF diplomas of advanced French proficiency by the French Ministry of Education
    • Italian; Received diploma of Italian proficiency from the University of Sienna , Sienna , Italy
    • Farsi