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Dr. Ivana Vancurova
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Professor of Biology
St. John's University
Department of Biological Sciences
8000 Utopia Parkway,
Queens, NY 11439

718 990-6409
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Methods in Molecular Biology, 2014


SJU Science Honors Program for High School Students



Laboratory of Tumor Immunology

Our research focuses on understanding the transcriptional regulation of pro-inflammatory and anti-apoptotic genes. This is important in metastatic cancer cells but also in activated white blood cells and chronic inflammatory disorders. Our ongoing studies focus on two principal issues: 1) What are the mechanisms regulating expression of pro-inflammatory and pro-angiogenic chemokines in cancer cells and activated human leukocytes? 2) What are the molecular mechanisms regulating transcription of anti-inflammatory genes in human leukocytes? To answer these questions, we use novel and standard approaches of immunology, molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry.

This research has been enriched tremendously by the diligent and creative work of many graduate and undergraduate students, who after graduating from SJU, assumed research positions at Harvard Medical School, Columbia Medical School, University of Chicago, and other premier research institutions.

In addition, our work has been greatly advanced by collaborations with our colleagues from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, Harvard Medical School, and Stony Brook University Medical School.

This research has been published in over 60 research articles and funded by the National Institutes of Health.





National Institute of Child and Human Development

National Institute of General Medical Sciences

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

National Cancer Institute


Vancurova Lab, 2014


Former PhD Students

Hai-Yen Vu, PhD, 2008; University of Chicago

Chandra Ghosh, PhD, 2009: Harvard

Ashish Juvekar, PhD, 2010; Harvard



Ram Ramaswami, PhD  Subrata Manna, PhD

     2011; Columbia               2013; AECOM





Undergraduate Immunology, BIO-3460

Immune System in Human Disease, BIO-2290

Graduate Immunology, BIO-250



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