University of Nebraska Medical Center

Shantaram Joshi, PhD

Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Anatomy


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Dr. Joshi is involved in teaching both medical and graduate students. For medical students, he teaches cell and molecular biology, histology including hematopoiesis and immunology, and problem-based learning. For graduate students, he teaches cell biology, molecular cell biology, cell cycle/division, and cancer biology.

As an educator of professional and graduate students, Dr. Joshi believes that he must provide the main concepts, appropriate levels of content, and credible main resources. To promote active learning, he uses self-paced and self-directed tools like e-Modules, team-based, case-based and/or problem-based learning.

  • Post-doc, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • PhD, University of Bombay, India

The long-term goal of Dr. Joshi's laboratory is to improve therapy for human B lymphocytic malignancies and pediatric cancers using translational research involving molecular characterization of progressive/therapy-resistant malignant cells.

Selected Publications
  1. Kling MJ, Connor NG, McIntyre EM, Alexander G, Ray S, Challagundla KB, Joshi SS; Coulter DW, Chaturvedi NK. Synergistic efficacy of inhibiting MYCN and mTOR signaling against neuroblastoma. BMC cancer. 21: 2022.
  2. Kling MJ, Chaturvedi NK, Kesherwani V, Coulter DW, McGuire TR, J. Sharp JG, Joshi SS. Exosomes secreted under hypoxia enhance stemness in Ewing's sarcoma through miR-210 delivery. Oncotarget. 11: 3633-3645. 2020 (PUBLISHED AS COVER STORY).
  3. Shukla A, Shukla V, Joshi SS. Regulation of MAPK signaling and implications in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Leuk. Lymphoma. 59 : 1565-1573. 2018 (Invited Review).
Honors & Awards
  • Inspirational Mentor of Educators Award, UNMC, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, UNMC, 2011
  • College of Medicine Class of 1962 Basic Science Outstanding Teacher Award, UNMC, 2005