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Subhra Mohapatra, PHD

Primary Department: COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Professor, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE MOLECULAR MEDICINE

Academic 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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Education

  • PHD, Immunology, University Of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada - 1993.
  • MS, Chemistry, Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, Cuttack, India - 1983.

Research summary

  • The overall goals of our laboratory are to discover and develop therapeutics for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. For cancer research, our focus has been to understand the role of onco-immune environment that play a critical role in tumor growth and recurrence. To this end, we have developed methods and platforms to expand cancer stem cells (CSCs), identified novel drug candidates for targeting CSCs in breast, colon and lung cancers and studying their mechanism of action. For neurodegenerative disease research, our focus has been to study chemokine signaling involving spleen-brain axis in regulating neurodegeneration. To this end, we are developing in vitro model of blood-brain-barrier, in vivo rodent models, drug delivery methods and anti-inflammatory agents.

Selected Publications

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease, Cancer Biology.

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 - 2018)
  • 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)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (• Manitoba Health Research Council - 1994)
  • Junior Research Fellowship (NCI-Canada - 1994)
  • Travel grant (• Canadian Society of Immunology - 1993)
  • Graduate Student Fellowship (Manitoba Health Research Council - 1991)
  • Graduate Student Fellowship (University of Manitoba - 1990)

Patents & Licensing

  • 2. Methods of predicting sensitivity to prostate cancer therapy (University of south florida - 2015)
  • 1. XIAP targeted prostate cancer therapy (University of south florida - 2014)



Profile last modified on 10/16/2018