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Subhra Mohapatra,  PHD


Associate Professor

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Email: smohapa2@health.usf.edu
Phone: (813) 974-4127
Office: MDC, 2525
Mailing address 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd. MDC 7, Rm# 2523
Tampa, FL 33612
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  • PHD, Immunology, University Of Manitoba , Winnipeg, Canada - 1993.
  • MS, Chemistry, Ravenshaw College, Utkal University , Cuttack, India - 1983.
    Interdisciplinary & Emerging Signature Programs
    Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Cancer Biology.
    Research Summary

    The tumor-stroma interaction (TSI) plays a critical role in the tumorigenesis, however the molecular details are not fully understood. My lab has established a three-pronged approach to elucidate the fundamental mechanisms of TSI and develop translational methods that may be exploited to discover novel drugs targeting TSI. First, we are exploring the role of inflammation and angiogenesis in TSI using the atrial natriuretic peptide receptor A (NPRA) signaling pathway as a model. Second, we have developed an unique 3D tumoroid platform, which is being exploited for both discovery and development of novel anti-cancer drugs targeting TSI. Finally, we are investigating potential of NPRA-based smart theranostics as novel anti-cancer drugs.


    Selected Publications
  • Howell, M.Wang, C.Mahmoud, A.Hellermann, G.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S. Dual-function theranostic nanoparticles for drug delivery and medical imaging contrast: perspectives and challenges for use in lung diseases. Drug delivery and translational research. 3(4): 352-363, 2013.
  • Wang, C.Mallela, J.Garapati, US.Ravi, S.Chinnasamy, V.Girard, Y.Howell, M.Mohapatra, S. A chitosan-modified graphene nanogel for noninvasive controlled drug release. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. (): , 2013.
  • Howell, M.Mallela, J.Wang, C.Ravi, S.Dixit, S.Garapati, U.Mohapatra, S. Manganese-loaded lipid-micellar theranostics for simultaneous drug and gene delivery to lungs. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 167(2): 210-8, 2013.
  • Mallela, J.Ravi, S.Jean Louis, F.Mulaney, B.Cheung, M.Sree Garapati, U.Chinnasamy, V.Wang, C.Nagaraj, S.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S. Natriuretic Peptide receptor a signaling regulates stem cell recruitment and angiogenesis: a model to study linkage between inflammation and tumorigenesis. Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio). 31(7): 1321-9, 2013.
  • Wang, C.Ravi, S.Martinez, GV.Chinnasamy, V.Raulji, P.Howell, M.Davis, Y.Mallela, J.Seehra, MS.Mohapatra, S. Dual-purpose magnetic micelles for MRI and gene delivery. Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society. 163(1): 82-92, 2012.
  • Wang, JW.Li, K.Hellermann, G.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S. Regulating the Regulators: microRNA and Asthma. The World Allergy Organization journal. 4(6): 94-103, 2011.
  • Zhang, W.Cao, X.Chen, D.Wang, JW.Yang, H.Wang, W.Mohapatra, S.Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Plasmid-encoded NP73-102 modulates atrial natriuretic peptide receptor signaling and plays a critical role in inducing tolerogenic dendritic cells. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 9(1): 3, 2011.
  • Wang, X.Raulji, P.Mohapatra, SS.Patel, R.Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Vera, PL.Meyer-Siegler, KL.Coppola, D.Mohapatra, S. Natriuretic peptide receptor a as a novel target for prostate cancer. Molecular cancer. 10(): 56, 2011.
  • Wang, C.Howell, M.Raulji, P.Davis, Y.Mohapatra, S. Preparation and Characterization of Molecularly Imprinted Polymeric Nanoparticles for Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP). Advanced functional materials. 21(23): 4423-4429, 2011.
  • Kumar, A.Jena, PK.Behera, S.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S. Multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles for targeted delivery. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. 6(1): 64-9, 2010.
  • Kandasamy, R.Park, SJ.Boyapalle, S.Mohapatra, S.Hellermann, GR.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Isatin down-regulates expression of atrial natriuretic peptide receptor A and inhibits airway inflammation in a mouse model of allergic asthma. International immunopharmacology. 10(2): 218-25, 2010.
  • Wang, X.Xu, W.Kong, X.Chen, D.Hellermann, G.Ahlert, TA.Giaimo, JD.Cormier, SA.Li, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Modulation of lung inflammation by vessel dilator in a mouse model of allergic asthma. Respiratory research. 10(): 66, 2009.
  • Bagui, TK.Cui, D.Roy, S.Mohapatra, S.Shor, AC.Ma, L.Pledger, WJ. Inhibition of p27Kip1 gene transcription by mitogens. Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.). 8(1): 115-24, 2009.
  • Mohapatra, S.Chu, B.Zhao, X.Djeu, J.Cheng, JQ.Pledger, WJ. Apoptosis of metastatic prostate cancer cells by a combination of cyclin-dependent kinase and AKT inhibitors. The international journal of biochemistry & cell biology. 41(3): 595-602, 2009.
  • Wang, X.Xu, W.Mohapatra, S.Kong, X.Li, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Prevention of airway inflammation with topical cream containing imiquimod and small interfering RNA for natriuretic peptide receptor. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 6(): 7, 2008.
  • Kong, X.Wang, X.Xu, W.Behera, S.Hellermann, G.Kumar, A.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Natriuretic peptide receptor a as a novel anticancer target. Cancer research. 68(1): 249-56, 2008.
  • Mohapatra, S.Coppola, D.Riker, AI.Pledger, WJ. Roscovitine inhibits differentiation and invasion in a three-dimensional skin reconstruction model of metastatic melanoma. Molecular cancer research : MCR. 5(2): 145-51, 2007.
  • Mohapatra, S.Chu, B.Zhao, X.Pledger, WJ. Accumulation of p53 and reductions in XIAP abundance promote the apoptosis of prostate cancer cells. Cancer research. 65(17): 7717-23, 2005.
  • Wang, C.Hou, X.Mohapatra, S.Ma, Y.Cress, WD.Pledger, WJ.Chen, J. Activation of p27Kip1 Expression by E2F1. A negative feedback mechanism. The Journal of biological chemistry. 280(13): 12339-43, 2005.
  • Zhang, W.Yang, H.Kong, X.Mohapatra, S.San Juan-Vergara, H.Hellermann, G.Behera, S.Singam, R.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Inhibition of respiratory syncytial virus infection with intranasal siRNA nanoparticles targeting the viral NS1 gene. Nature medicine. 11(1): 56-62, 2005.
  • Bagui, TK.Mohapatra, S.Haura, E.Pledger, WJ. P27Kip1 and p21Cip1 are not required for the formation of active D cyclin-cdk4 complexes. Molecular and cellular biology. 23(20): 7285-90, 2003.
  • Mohapatra, S.Chu, B.Wei, S.Djeu, J.Epling-Burnette, PK.Loughran, T.Jove, R.Pledger, WJ. Roscovitine inhibits STAT5 activity and induces apoptosis in the human leukemia virus type 1-transformed cell line MT-2. Cancer research. 63(23): 8523-30, 2003.
  • Mohapatra, S.Pledger, WJ. Interdependence of cdk2 activation and interleukin-2Ralpha accumulation in T cells. The Journal of biological chemistry. 276(24): 21984-9, 2001.
  • Mohapatra, S.Agrawal, D.Pledger, WJ. p27Kip1 regulates T cell proliferation. The Journal of biological chemistry. 276(24): 21976-83, 2001.
  • Mohapatra, S.Yang, X.Wright, JA.Turley, EA.Greenberg, AH. Soluble hyaluronan receptor RHAMM induces mitotic arrest by suppressing Cdc2 and cyclin B1 expression. The Journal of experimental medicine. 183(4): 1663-8, 1996.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S.Yang, M.Ansari, AA.Parronchi, P.Maggi, E.Romagnani, S. Molecular basis of cross-reactivity among allergen-specific human T cells: T-cell receptor V alpha gene usage and epitope structure. Immunology. 81(1): 15-20, 1994.
  • Chen, Y.Takata, M.Maiti, PK.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS.Sehon, AH. The suppressor factor of T suppressor cells induced by tolerogenic conjugates of ovalbumin and monomethoxypolyethylene glycol is serologically and physicochemically related to the alpha beta heterodimer of the T cell receptor. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 152(1): 3-11, 1994.
  • Chen, Y.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS.Sehon, AH. Cytokine gene expression of CD8+ suppressor T cells induced by tolerogenic conjugates of antigen and mPEG. Cellular immunology. 149(2): 409-21, 1993.
  • Mohapatra, S.Chen, Y.Takata, M.Mohapatra, SS.Sehon, AH. Analysis of T-cell receptor alpha beta chains of CD8+ suppressor T cells induced by tolerogenic conjugates of antigen and monomethoxypolyethylene glycol. Involvement of TCR alpha-CDR3 domain in immunosuppression. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 151(2): 688-98, 1993.
  • Venugopal, G.Mohapatra, S.Salo, D.Mohapatra, S. Multiple mismatch annealing: basis for random amplified polymorphic DNA fingerprinting. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 197(3): 1382-7, 1993.

  • Memberships
  • National Academic of Inventors (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • USF Senate (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • National Academic of Inventors USF Chapter (Member, 2014 - Present)
  • American Association of Cancer Research (Member, 2001 - Present)

  • Awards/Honors
  • Excellence in Innovation Award (USF - 2014)
  • Academic Editor (PLOS One - 2014)
  • International Travel Grant (USF - 2013)
  • SIPAIID Travel Grant (SIPAIID - 2011)
  • Organotypic Culture Training Program Award (NIH/NCI - 2007)
  • Young Investigator Travel Award (AACR - 1996)
  • Junior Research Fellowship (NCI-Canada - 1994)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (• Manitoba Health Research Council - 1994)
  • Travel grant (• Canadian Society of Immunology - 1993)
  • Graduate Student Fellowship (Manitoba Health Research Council - 1991)
  • Graduate Student Fellowship (University of Manitoba - 1990)

  • Profile last modified on 03/05/2015