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Shyam S. Biswal, PhD

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PhD Program Track -Toxicology, Physiology, & Molecular Mechanisms

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PhD, Indian Institute of Technology, 1996
MS, Nagpur University


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  • Environmental Health Sciences, Electronic Cigarettes, Cigarette Smoke, Lung diseases, Inflammation, Cancer, COPD, Emphysema, Asthma

    1. Kim JH, Thimmulappa RK, Kumar K, Cui W, Kumar S, Kombairaju P, Gaiano N, Zhang H, Margolick J, Matsui W, Macvittie T, Malhotra SV, Biswal S. NRF2-mediated Notch pathway activation enhances hematopoietic reconstitution following myelosuppressive radiation. J Clin Invest. 2014;3;124(2):730-41.
    2. Singh A, Happel C, Manna SK, Acquaah-Mensah G, Carrerero J, Kumar S, Nasipuri P, Wakabayashi N, Dewi R, Boros LG, Gonzalez FJ, Gabrielson E, Wong KK, Girnun G, Biswal S. Nrf2 regulates miR-1 and miR-206 to drive Tumorigenesis. J Clin Invest. 2013;123 (7) 2921-2934.
    3. Histone deacetylase 6-mediated selective autophagy regulates COPD-associated cilia dysfunction. Lam HC, Cloonan SM, Bhashyam AR, Haspel JA, Singh A, Sathirapongsasuti JF, Cervo M, Yao H, Chung AL, Mizumura K, An CH, Shan B, Franks JM, Haley KJ, Owen CA, Tesfaigzi Y, Washko GR, Quackenbush J, Silverman EK, Rahman I, Kim HP, Mahmood A, Biswal SS, Ryter SW, Choi AM. J Clin Invest. 2013;123(12):5212-30.
    4. Harvey C, Thimmulappa R, Sethi S, Kong X, Yarmus L, Brown R, Feller-Kopman D, Wise R, and Biswal S. (2011) Targeting Nrf2 Signaling Improves Bacterial Clearance by Alveolar Macrophages in Patients with COPD and in a Mouse Model.  Sci Transl Med 3(78):78ra32.
    5. Merchant A, Singh A, Matsui W, and Biswal S. (2011) The redox-sensitive transcription factor, Nrf2, regulates murine hematopoietic stem cell survival independent of ROS levels. Blood. 118:6572-6579.
    6. Wakabayashi N, Shin S, Slocum S, Agoston ES, Wakabayashi J, Kwak MK, Misra V, Biswal S, Yamamoto M, and Kensler TW. (2010) Regulation of Notch1 signaling by Nrf2: implications for tissue regeneration. Sci Signal 3(130):ra52.
    7. Yoshida T, Mett I, Bhunia A, Bowman J, Perez M, Zhang L, Gandjeva A, Zhen L, Chukwueke U, Mao T, Richter A, Brown E, Ashush H, Notkin N, Gelfand A, Thimmulappa R, Rangasamy T, Sussan T, Cosgrove G, Mouded M, Shapiro S, Petrache, Biswal S, Feinstein E, and Tuder R. (2010) RTP801, a suppressor of mTOR signaling, is an essential mediator of cigarette smoke induced pulmonary injury and emphysema. Nat Med 16(7):767-73.
    8. Sussan TE, Rangasamy T, Blake DJ, Malhotra D, El-Haddad H, Bedja D, Yates MS, Kombairaju P, Yamamoto M, Liby KT, Sporn MB, Gabrielson KL, Champion HC, Tuder RM, Kensler TW, and Biswal S. (2009) Targeting Nrf2 with the Triterpenoid CDDO-Imidazolide Attenuates Cigarette Smoke-Induced Emphysema and Cardiac Dysfunction in Mice. Proc. Natl Acad Sci. 106(1):250-5.