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Dr. Stephen Mathew’s research focuses on understanding the role of natural killer (NK) cell receptors in different disease models like cancer and lupus. Natural killer (NK) cells are cells of the immune system that form the first line of defense against cancer and viral infections. The molecular basis of NK cell recognition and activation by target cells is poorly understood. The research in the laboratory is concentrated toward unraveling the molecular basis of tumor cell recognition by the NK cell and its multiple receptor-ligand interactions. Specifically, in collaboration with pediatric oncologists and basic science researchers, Dr. Mathew is investigating the role of immune receptors in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in children. This will provide important insights into the etiology of childhood leukemia as well as the development of new treatments that may improve the outcome of children with leukemia by modifying the function of immune cells in these patients.
The other projects in the laboratory deal with deciphering the role of immune receptors 2B4, CS1 and LLT1 in prostate cancer, breast cancer, Ewing sarcoma, and lupus.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Microbiology, R.D. University

MS in Microbiology, R.D. University

BS in Biology, R.D. University

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Projects 2013 2019

Research Output 2005 2018

  • 233 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
  • 13 Article
1 Citation (Scopus)

A novel ligand on astrocytes interacts with natural cytotoxicity receptor NKp44 regulating immune response mediated by NK cells

Bowen, K. E., Mathew, S. O., Borgmann, K., Ghorpade, A. & Mathew, P. A., Feb 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 2, e0193008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Cytotoxicity Triggering Receptor 2
natural killer cells
7 Citations (Scopus)

Blimp-1/PRDM1 regulates the transcription of human CS1 (SLAMF7) gene in NK and B cells

Kim, J. R., Mathew, S. O. & Mathew, P., 1 Jan 2016, In : Immunobiology. 221, 1, p. 31-39 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Killer Cells
Multiple Myeloma
Genetic Promoter Regions
9 Citations (Scopus)
Natural Killer Cells
Prostatic Neoplasms
Natural Killer Cell Receptors
Cell Line
Second Primary Neoplasms
19 Citations (Scopus)

CS1 (SLAMF7) inhibits production of proinflammatory cytokines by activated monocytes

Kim, J. R., Horton, N. C., Mathew, S. O. & Mathew, P., 1 Aug 2013, In : Inflammation Research. 62, 8, p. 765-772 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

NF-kappa B
Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinases
Lymphocyte Activation
28 Citations (Scopus)
proliferating cell nuclear antigen
natural killer cells
Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen
Natural Killer Cells