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Faculty and Staff


Priyabrata Mukherjee, PhD, FRSC

Priyabrata Mukherjee, PhD, FRSC, FAIMBE, FAAAS, FNAI

PHF Presidential Professor

Associate Director of Translational Research, Stephenson Cancer Center

Peggy and Charles Stephenson Endowed Chair in Laboratory Cancer Research

Professor of Pathology

Co-Director, Nanomedicine Program, Stephenson Cancer Center

Oklahoma TSET Research Scholar

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
975 NE 10th ST, BRC 1409A
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

507-358-8508 (cell)


  • University of Burdwan
    BS, Chemistry, 1992
  • University of Burdwan
    MS, Chemistry, 1994
  • University of Poona
    PhD, Chemistry, 2000


  • Council of Scientific Industrial Research
    Junior Research Fellow, 1996
  • Council of Scientific Industrial Research
    Senior Research Fellow, 2000
  • Texas Christian University
    Fort Worth, TX
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2004
  • Harvard Medical School/Children's Hospital
    Boston, MA
    Research Fellow, 2004
  • Mayo Clinic
    Rochester, MN
    Senior Research Fellow, 2005

Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Reprogramming tumor microenvironment by nanoparticles
  • Anti-Angiogenic property of inorganic nanoparticles
  • Metabolic enzyme and angiogenesis
  • Identification of new molecular targets using nanotechnology
  • Nanoendocytosis
  • Understanding cellular processes using engineered nanoparticles
  • Metabolic enzymes in cancer

Select Publications:

1.Zhang, Y., Elechalawar, C. K, Yang, W., Frickenstein, A. N., Asfa, S., Fung, K., Murphy, B. N., Dwivedi, S. K., Rao, G., Dey, A., Wilhelm, S., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee. P.Disabling partners in crime: gold nanoparticles disrupt multicellular communications within the tumor microenvironment to inhibit ovarian tumor aggressiveness. (2022). Materials Today Feb 22, 2022 in press. 


2.Hybrid nanosystems for biomedical applications. Joshua Seaberg, Hossen Montazerian, Md Nazir Hossen, Resham Bhattacharya, Ali Khademhosseini, Priyabrata Mukherjee. (2021) ACS Nano, 15, 2099-2142 


3.Switching the intracellular pathway and enhancing the therapeutic efficacy of small interfering RNA by Auroliposome. Md. Nazir Hossen1,2, Lin Wang3, Harisha. R. Chinthalapally1,2, Joe. D. Robertson4, Kar-Ming Fung1,2, Stefan Wilhelm5, Magdalena Bieniasz3, Resham Bhattacharyaand Priyabrata Mukherjee1,2* . (2020) Science Advances, 6(30), eaba5379. PMID: 32743073. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aba5379. 


4.Dey, A.+, Prabhudesai, S.+, Zhang, Y., Rao, G., Thirugnanam, K., Hossen, M. N., Dwivedi, S. K. D., Ramchandran, R., Mukherjee, P., Bhattacharya, R. (2020). Cystathione β-synthase regulates HIF-1α stability through persulfidation of PHD2. Science Advances. 2020 Jul 3;6(27):eaaz8534. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz8534. 


5.Rao G, Dwivedi SKD, Zhang Y, Dey A, Shameer K, Karthik R, Srikantan S, Hossen MN, Wren JD, Madesh M, Dudley JT, Bhattacharya R, Mukherjee PMicroRNA-195 controls MICU1 expression and tumor growth in ovarian cancer. EMBO Rep. 2020 Oct 5;21(10):e48483. doi: 10.15252/embr.201948483 


6.Xiong, X., Rao, G., Roy, R. V., Zhang, Y., Means, N., Dey, A., Tsaliki, M., Saha, S., Bhattacharyya, S., Dhar Dwivedi, S. K., Rao, C. V., McCormick, D. J., Dhanasekaran, N., Ding, K., Gillies, E. M., Zhang, M., Yang, D., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, P. (2020). Ubiquitin-binding associated protein 2 regulates KRAS activation and macropinocytosis in pancreatic cancer. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. PMID: 32692445. DOI: 10.1096/fj.201902826RR 


7.Hossen, M. N., Rao, G., Dey, A., Robertson, J. D., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, P. (2019). Gold Nanoparticle Transforms Activated Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts to Quiescence. ACS applied  materials & interfaces, 11(29), 26060-26068. PMID: 31117437. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.9b03313


8. Chakraborty, P. K., Mustafi, S. B., Xiong, X., Dwivedi SKD, Nesin, V., Saha, S., Zhang, M., Dhanasekaran, N., Jayaraman, M., Mannel, R. S., Moore, K., McMeekin, S., Yang, D., Zuna, R. E., Ding, K., Tsiokas, L., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, P. (2017). MICU1 drives glycolysis and chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Nature communications, 8, 14634. PMID: 28530221. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14634


9. Arvizo, R. R., Saha, S., Wang, E., Robertson, J. D., Bhattacharya, R., Mukherjee, P. (2013). Inhibition of tumor growth and metastasis by a self-therapeutic nanoparticle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110(17), 6700-5. PMID: 23569259. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1214547110


10. Bhattacharyya, S., Bhattacharya, R., Curley, S., McNiven, M. A., Mukherjee, P. (2010). Nanoconjugation modulates the trafficking and mechanism of antibody induced receptor endocytosis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 107(33), 14541-6. PMID: 20679244. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1006507107


Adjunct Faculty

Sepideh Nikki Asadbeigi, MD

Sepideh N Asadbeigi, MD

Assistant Professor - Pathology


Adjunct Faculty - Dermatology

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD

Assistant Professor (Research)

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Daniel J. Cowden, MD, FCAP, CPHIMS

Clinical Associate Professor

David M Lewis, DDS

David M. Lewis, DDS

Associate Professor
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Jeffrey McBride, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Director of Dermatopathology

Adjunct Faculty - Pathology

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Charles A. Montgomery, DVM, DACVP, DACLAM

Adjunct Professor
Department of Pathology
Division of Comparative Medicine

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Kathy L. Moser, PhD

Associate Member, Arthritis & Immunology Program

Adjunct Faculty, Pathology

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Amr H. Sawalha, MD

Assistant Member
Arthritis and Immunology Research Program

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Department of Medicine

Staff Physician 
Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Oklahoma City

Adjunct Faculty
Department of Pathology

R. Hal Scofield, MD