Cheryl Storer Samaniego

Research Interest

Cell biology

Endocrine disruptors

Reproductive cancers

Molecular genetics



B.S. Biochemistry, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC 2004

Ph.D. Pathobiology, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 2013



Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2013-present

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2012-2013

NSF Graduate STEM Fellow in K-12 Education, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2010-2012

Research Coordinator 1, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2009-2010

HHMI Undergraduate Trainer, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2008-2009

Assistant Instructor, UTEP, El Paso, TX, 2007-2008


Research Activities

Biocompatibility of Polymer Coatings in Joint Replacement Materials, Susan Farhat, Cheryl Samaniego, Mary Gilliam, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI,  2014-present

Medicinal Properties of Supercritical Fluid Extraction Products from Commonly Discarded Fruit Parts, Jonathan Wenzel, Lihua WangMichelle Ammerman, Cheryl Samaniego, Ali Zand, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present

Cancer Properties of Warfarin Analogs, Shannon Timmons*, Lawrence Technical University, Detroit, MI*, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2014-present

Endocrine Disruptors in Local Waterways, Cheryl Samaniego, Kettering University, Flint, MI 2013-present


Selected Publications

Storer CL, Dickey CA, Galigniana MD, Rein T, Cox MB. “FKBP51 and FKBP52 in Signaling and Disease” (2011). Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 22(12):481-90.

De Leon JT, Iwai A, Feau C, Garcia Y, Balsiger HA, Storer CL, Suro RM, Garza KM, Lee S, Sang Kim Y, Chen Y, Ning YM, Riggs DL, Fletterick RJ, Guy RK, Trepel JB, Neckers LM, Cox MB, (2011) “Targeting the Regulation of Androgen Receptor Signaling by the Heat Shock Protein 90 Cochaperone FKBP52 in Prostate Cancer Cells.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(29):11878- 83.

Sivils JC, Storer CL, Galigniana MD, Cox MB. “Regulation of Steroid Hormone Receptor Function by the 52-kDa FK506-Binding Protein (FKBP52)” (2011). Current Opinions in Pharmacology. 11(4):314-9.


Contact Information

Email: csamaniego@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 249-4382

Office: 2-212E AB