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Anil Shanker

Anil Shanker

Associate Professor
Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Meharry Medical College
USA

Biography

Anil Shanker is an Associate Professor in the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at Meharry Medical College. He is also a member of Vanderbilt-Ingram Comprehensive Cancer Center at Vanderbilt University. Dr.Shanker obtained his PhD from Banaras Hindu University in 1999. He performed his postdoctoral studies in tumor immunology at the CNRS/INSERM Center of Immunology, France and the National Cancer Institute,Maryland. His laboratory focuses on understanding functional cross-talk between T lymphocytes and natural killer cells and their activation signaling mechanisms in tumor models. He has over 30 research publications to his credit in cancer and immunology journals.

Research

Host-Tumor Interactions and Thoracic/Head and Neck Cancer Research Functional cooperativity and signaling mechanisms in immune effector cells Tumor cell-death sensitizing and immunostimulatory agents in adoptive immunotherapy settings Pharmacological activation of Notch 1 signaling to enhance lymphocyte functions and overcome tumor-associated immunosuppression