Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
Meharry Medical College
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.
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