Sutapa Ray, PhD

Academic Appointment
Assistant Professor, Department of PediatricsSutapa Ray
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Academic Office
Office: LTC 11733; (402) 559-4250
Lab: LTC 11728; (402) 559-4241
(402) 559-4208 (Fax)
Email: sutapa.ray@unmc.edu
University of Nebraska Medical Center
981205 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7627

Education
PhD, Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, INDIA
Post-Doctoral Training: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Research Interest
The overall goal of my research is to understand how alterations in signal transduction pathways contribute to childhood cancer development and pathogenesis.  Particularly, we focus on:

(1) Elucidating the role of dysregulated IL-6/JAK/STAT3 signaling pathway in pediatric cancers and its cooperation with other oncogenic events in cancer progression

(2) Development of novel targeted treatment strategies in pediatric cancers

(3) Regulation of the immune checkpoint molecules expression in pediatric brain cancer

Research Opportunity
Graduate, Medical and Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) students are welcome in the lab for research opportunities