Surinder Batra, PhD

Surinder Batra, PhD

Associate Director, Nanovaccine Institute
Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
Associate Director for Education and Training, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer
University of Nebraska Medical Center

phone: 402-559-5455
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Tumor-associated genes; cancer diagnostics, cancer vaccines; monoclonal antibodies, genetic engineering of antibodies

The overall goals of our laboratory are to study the molecular mechanisms of neoplastic transformation, differentiation, and altered-growth in human pancreatic, ovarian and prostate tumors. Normal cell proliferation is under the intrinsic control of growth-promoting proto-oncogenes and growth-constraining anti-oncogenes.

Specifically, we are defining multifaceted roles of tumor associated antigens (MUC4 and PD2/hPaf1) in the pathogenesis of pancreatic, breast, ovarian and prostate cancers.


PhD, Kurukshetra University (NDRI), INDIA, 1983

Stragier, L’institut national de la recherché agronomique (INRA)
Tours, France, 1982-83

Post-doctoral Fellow, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA, 1983-1986

Research Associate Post-doctoral Fellow,  Duke University Medical Center, Durham, USA, 1988-1991