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Dr. Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D

Dr. Shikhar Mehrotra, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Associate Scientific Director- Center of Cellular Therapy
Department of Surgery, Microbiology & Immunology Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center

Biography :

Dr. Mehrotra is at Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston. He obtained his post-doctoral training at University of Connecticut Health Center after obtaining his Ph.D. in Immunology from Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences at Lucknow, India. Dr. Mehrotra's research is focused on understanding the molecular and metabolic pathways that get altered during T cell activation and expansion, primarily influencing T cell persistence. Further, Mehrotra lab uses differently programmed T cell subsets for immunotherapy of melanoma and vitiligo in in vivo models.

Research Interest :

Activation Induced Cell Death (AICD) of a T cell, T cell development in immunity and tolerance, Identifying high affinity TCR for prostate cancer, elucidate role of cytokines in T cell persistence