New faculty spotlight: Grinu Mathew, PhD

June 16, 2021

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Grinu Mathew, PhD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Grinu Mathew, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor, Eppley Institute
  • Hometown: Kerala, India

Research/professional interests:

  • Leveraging functional genomics and preclinical models to decode cancer metastasis, with focus on prostate and skin cancer;
  • Cellular plasticity in cancer and therapy resistance;
  • Tumor microenvironment; and
  • Mechanisms of whole genome duplication in cancer.

How I became interested in research:

The moment I observed cells under a microscope! I am fascinated by cell biology, in particular adaptive cell fate decisions priming cancer cells to metastasize and colonize distant organs.


  • BE, biotechnology, Anna University, India
  • MS, cancer therapeutics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute/SUNY Buffalo, New York
  • PhD, biomedical science, the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom


  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • The New York Academy of Sciences
  • The American Society for Cell Biology
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I am an avid gardener who enjoys digging up the yard with our doggo, Mowgli.
  • I love road trips and experiencing the local culture.
  • I am a foodie and enjoy discovering "hole-in-the-wall" restaurants.

Lloyd Trotman
July 11, 2021 at 11:24 PM

All the best for these exciting times! Lloyd

Lekshmi Bhargavi
June 17, 2021 at 11:17 AM

All the Best !

Susan Mathew
June 17, 2021 at 5:46 AM

Good luck, God bless you

June 16, 2021 at 2:21 PM

Wish you all the best Dr. Mathew.

jawed Siddiqui
June 16, 2021 at 11:20 AM

Good Luck Dr. Mathew. Wishing you all the best.

Mathew Abraham
June 16, 2021 at 9:27 AM

All the very best.