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Vrushank Dave,  MS/Ph.D.


Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

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Email: vdave@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-0930
Office: MDC, 64
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  • PhD, Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi, India - 1994.
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University , New Delhi, India - 1994.
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology/Biochemistry, MSU , Baroda, India - 1987.
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, St. Xavier's College , Ahmedabad, India - 1985.
    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Cancer Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Environmental & Global Health, Metabolic Regulation and Disorders, Pulmonary Physiology, Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine.
    Academic Philosophy

    --It is the quality, not the quantity of research work/papers, that propels scientific thought. --Understand the biological phenomenon in its totality by employing all branches of science.

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    Selected Publications
  • Malaney, P. & Davé V. One mouse one patient paradigm: New avatars of personalized cancer therapy. Cancer Letters. 344(1): 1-12, 2014.
  • Pulido R, Baker SJ, Barata JT, Carracedo A, Cid VJ, Chin-Sang ID, Davé V et al., A unified nomenclature and amino acid numbering for human PTEN. Science Signaling (AAAS). 332(7): 15-16, 2014.
  • Uversky VN, Davé V, Iakoucheva LM, Malaney P, Metallo SJ, Pathak RR, Joerger AC. Pathological unfoldomics of uncontrolled chaos: intrinsically disordered proteins and human diseases Chem Reviews (American Chemical Society). 114(13): 6844-79, 2014.
  • Kathiriya JJ, Pathak RR, Clayman E, Xue B, Uversky VN, Davé V. Presence and utility of intrinsically disordered regions in kinases Molecular Biosystems . 11(10): 2876-88, 2014.
  • Pathak RR, Davé V. Integrating omics technologies to study pulmonary physiology and pathology at the systems level. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 33(5): 1239-60, 2014.
  • Pathak R. R., Grover, A., Malaney, P., Quarni, W., Pandit, A., Allen-Gipson, D., and Davé, V. Loss of Tumor Suppressor PTEN Induces Leptin Mediated Leptin Gene Expression: A Feed-Forward Loop Operating in the Lung. J. Biol. Chem.. (): , 2013.
  • Malaney P., Uversky V.N. and Davé V. The PTEN Long N-tail is intrinsically disordered: increased viability for PTEN therapy. Molecular Biosystems (Royal Society of Chemistry). 11(9): 2877-88, 2013.
  • Malaney, P*., Pathak*, R.R., Xue, B., Uversky, V. N., & Davé, V. Intrinsic Disorder in PTEN and its Interactome Confers Structural Plasticity and Functional Versatility Scientific Reports (Nature Group). 203(3): , 2013.

  • Lectures
  • "Breaking your Avatar Networks: Can we Target Evolving Chaos One Cancer Cell at a Time?" Dept. Global Health Seminar Series. FL, United States - 2014.
  • "Identifying molecular targets using network biology for the treatment of lung diseases and cancer" Drug Discovery Colloquium, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences, USF. FL, United States - 2013.
  • "Leptin Mediated Leptin Gene Expression: A Feed-Forward Loop Driving Lung Cancer" American Thoracic Society International Conference. FL, United States - 2013.
  • "A Systems Biology Approach to Mapping Molecular Networks Regulating Perinatal Lung Maturation" USF Perinatal Research Seminar Series, USF Chiles Center. FL, United States - 2012.
  • "Respiratory Epithelial Reprogramming in the Initiation of Lung Fibrosis" Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, USF. FL, United States - 2012.
  • "Molecular Basis of Respiratory Epithelial Cell Plasticity in the Initiation of Pulmonary Fibrosis" University of Pennsylvania, Dept. of Physiology, Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program Series. FL, United States - 2012.
  • "Developing Molecularly Targeted Combination Therapies in a Preclinical Mouse Model of Lung Cancer" Lung Cancer Center of Excellence Seminar Series, Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute. FL, United States - 2012.

  • Profile last modified on 11/10/2014