Nicole Stancel, PhD, ELS(D)

Nicole has been a scientific medical editor/writer in the Scientific Publications department at THI since 2010. Her scientific expertise is in the field of molecular biology. She earned her bachelor of science degree in chemistry with a minor in biology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and her doctoral degree in genetics and development from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Nicole has been certified by the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences and awarded Diplomate status.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions


  • Undergraduate:

    Southwestern University

  • Graduate:

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center


  • Diplomate Editor in the Life Sciences, ELS(D)


Lin, Y.-S., Liu, C.-K., Lee, H.-C. et al. (2021). Electronegative very-low-density lipoprotein induces brain inflammation and cognitive dysfunction in mice. Sci Rep 11, 6013.
Chu, C.-S., Chan, H.-C., Tsai, M.-H. et al. (2018). Range of L5 LDL levels in healthy adults and L5’s predictive power in patients with hyperlipidemia or coronary artery disease. Sci Rep 8, 11866.
Chang, C.-T., Shen, M.-Y., Lee, A.-S. et al. (2017). Electronegative low-density lipoprotein increases the risk of ischemic lower-extremity peripheral artery disease in uremia patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Sci Rep 7, 4654.
Stancel, N., Chen, C.-C., Ke, L.-Y. et al. (2016). Interplay between CRP, atherogenic LDL, and LOX-1 and Its potential role in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Clin Chem 62, 320–327.
Chang, C.-T., Wang, G.-J., Kuo, C.-C. et al. (2016). Electronegative low-density lipoprotein increases coronary artery disease risk in uremia patients on maintenance hemodialysis. Medicine (Baltimore) 95, e2265.
Ke, L.-Y., Stancel, N., Bair, H. et al. (2014). The underlying chemistry of electronegative LDL’s atherogenicity. Curr Atheroscler Rep 16, 428.