• 1134 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Area of Expertise

Research in my laboratory is primarily focused on identifying and developing innovative approaches for cancer diagnostics and treatment. The strategy involves identifying novel compounds that have anti-cancer activity, target differentially expressed cancer specific genes, and work synergistically with standard therapeutic treatments.
The current focus is on targeting proteins such as the transcription factors (Specificity protein family) and inhibitor of apoptosis proteins (IAP family).
Another area of research being pursued is the health disparity in breast cancer. Mortality rates among black women with breast cancer is significantly higher compared to white women. Besides factors like socio-economic status, education level, or access to healthcare that play an important role, there is strong evidence for inherent differences in biology of the tumors between different racial groups. We are currently investigating markers that are differentially expressed among various racial background for use as potential diagnostic and therapeutic targets.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore

MS in Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology

BS in Chemistry, Bombay University

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 2002 2019

  • 1134 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 5 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
1 Citation (Scopus)

Clotam enhances anti-proliferative effect of vincristine in Ewing sarcoma cells

Shelake, S., Sankpal, U. T., Eslin, D., Bowman, P., Simecka, J., Raut, S. L., Ray, A. & Basha, R. M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Apoptosis. 24, 1-2, p. 21-32 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ewing's Sarcoma
Caspase 7
Cell Survival

Combination of clotam and vincristine enhances anti-proliferative effect in medulloblastoma cells

Patil, S., Sankpal, U. T., Hurtado, M., Bowman, W. P., Murray, J., Borgmann, K., Ghorpade, A., Sutphin, R., Eslin, D. & Basha, R., 15 Jul 2019, In : Gene. 705, p. 67-76 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tolfenamic acid
Cell Cycle
2 Citations (Scopus)

Copper-tolfenamic acid: evaluation of stability and anti-cancer activity

Hurtado, M., Sankpal, U. T., Chhabra, J., Brown, D. T., Maram, R., Patel, R., Gurung, R. K., Simecka, J., Holder, A. A. & Basha, R. M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Investigational New Drugs. 37, 1, p. 27-34 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tolfenamic acid
Cell Line
8 Citations (Scopus)

Investigational agents to enhance the efficacy of chemotherapy or radiation in pancreatic cancer

Hurtado, M., Sankpal, U. T., Ranjan, A. P., Maram, R., Vishwanatha, J. K., Nagaraju, G. P., El-Rayes, B. F. & Basha, R. M., 1 Jun 2018, In : Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology. 126, p. 201-207 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Pancreatic Neoplasms
Drug Therapy
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Agents
2 Citations (Scopus)

Novel survivin inhibitor for suppressing pancreatic cancer cells growth via downregulating Sp1 and Sp3 transcription factors

Hurtado, M., Sankpal, U. T., Kaba, A., Mahammad, S., Chhabra, J., Brown, D. T., Gurung, R. K., Holder, A. A., Vishwanatha, J. K. & Basha, R. M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 51, 4, p. 1894-1907 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sp3 Transcription Factor
Sp1 Transcription Factor
Pancreatic Neoplasms