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R.) The Use of Cytokine Inhibitors: Translational Lab Results

Sheelu Varghese, PhD
University of Maryland

Dr. Sheelu Varghese obtained a Ph.D in Molecular Endocrinology and Biochemistry from the Department of Zoology, University of Kerala, India. He attained a strong interest in cancer research early in his 5 years postdoctoral training at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA where he joined the laboratory of H. Richard Alexander, M.D., in the Surgery Branch. Since then he has focused his research on tumor biology and metastatic tumor growth. Dr. Varghese led the laboratory research efforts in the genetic and proteomic analyses of fresh patient tumors to identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention. His research was focused on malignant peritoneal mesothelioma and on the metastatic spread of colorectal cancer and ocular melanoma. In an attempt to generate model systems for peritoneal mesothelioma research, he has generated several peritoneal mesothelioma cell lines and tumor models. In 2006 Dr. Varghese joined in the Department of Surgery University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) as a junior faculty research scientist.  He has a strong interest in basic tumor biology to understand the mechanisms of tumor progression to develop new translational approaches for the treatment of various cancers.


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