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About Marie Migaud

In November 2016, Dr. Migaud joined the University of South Alabama as a Professor of Oncologic Sciences at the Mitchell Cancer Institute. She previously served as Professor in Medicinal and Biological Chemistry for the School of Pharmacy at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland and a Levitt Visiting Professor in the department of Biochemistry at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. Over the past decade, Dr. Migaud’s laboratory has developed an extensive chemical biology program that focuses on vitamin B3 and its role in health and disease. Her findings allow biologists to test specific NAD-dependent biological events that control cell survival, DNA repair and gene regulation. Her studies have opened the door to detailed analyses of a number of NAD metabolism processes and helped correlate how vitamin supplements impact health status and recovery following chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.

Research Interests

  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) metabolism and its impact on disease management, treatment and prevention
  • Cellular metabolism and its relevance to health through balanced and informed vitamin supplementation
  • Novel chemical entities as putatives anti-cancer lead compounds


  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate, PGCHET, Queen’s University Belfast | Northern Ireland
  • Postdoctoral: Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Chemistry, University of Oxford | England, UK and School of Pharmacy, University of Bath | England, UK

Research Location

USA Health has a comprehensive biomedical research program that spans a wide range of clinical, basic and translational research.​ At the Mitchell Cancer Institute, our physicians and scientific investigators are searching for breakthrough discoveries to improve the lives of cancer patients.

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