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Vrushank Dave, MS/Ph.D.

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY

Assistant Professor, DEPARTMENT OF ONCOLOGIC SCIENCES

Associate Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & CELL BIOLOGY

Academic Email : vdave@health.usf.edu

Phone : (813) 974-0930

Office : MDC, 2037

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Education

  • 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.

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.

Selected Publications

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Cardiovascular, Cardiovascular Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Metabolic Regulation and Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disease, Neuroscience, Pulmonary Physiology, Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine, Cancer Biology.

Awards/Honors

  • First time USF-COM Grad Student Ms. Palumbo (Dave' Lab) Wins Statewide PhD Student Res. Symposium (Florida Statewide Competition (11 State Universities) - 2017)
  • USF-Outstanding Thesis Award to Ms. Malaney (Dave' Lab) (USF-Office of Graduate Studies - 2017)
  • GPPIBS award for excellence in graduate student teaching and compassion (USF-Morsani College of Medicine - 2014)

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.

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Profile last modified on 07/02/2019