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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.

In addition, we collaborate with our colleagues from Stony Brook Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

This research has been published in over 55 research articles and continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health over the past ten years.





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; U 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


The most remarkable lecture on human brain


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