University of South Florida
Dr. Subhra Mohapatra has completed her PhD from University of Manitoba, Canada and postdoctoral studies at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine in the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida. During last 10 years, she has trained 13 postdocs and 16 graduate students involved in multidisciplinary research, such as biology, immunology, nanoscience and nanotechnology fields. She has authored over 62 scientific papers and holds 9 US patents. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Health, Veterans Administration and Florida Department of Health. She has been serving as an Academic Editor for the Plos One
Her research is focused on understanding the role of stromal cells in the tumor microenvironment that play a critical role in tumor growth and recurrence. We use nanotechnology–integrated cellular and molecular approaches to dissect major signaling pathways in cancers and identify novel drug targets and biomarkers and experimental therapeutics for cancer. We have also synthesized 3D/4D polymeric nano/micro scaffolds for studying tumor-stroma interactions and anticancer drug targets. We are also investigating the mechanism of anti-inflammatory triggers for traumatic brain injury.