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Neil Bhowmick, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Director, Cancer Biology Program, Cancer Institute

Research Scientist, Cancer Institute

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Neil Bhowmick, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine

Director, Cancer Biology Program, Cancer Institute

Research Scientist, Cancer Institute

Neil Bhowick, PhD, examines the role of tissue fibroblastic cells in epithelial cancer initiation and progression. He is knowledgeable in stromal-epithelial interactions, prostate cancer progression and mediators of metastatic progression in bone through the use of in vivo model systems. Bhowick is currently working on the development of biomarkers that distinguish indolent and aggressive prostate cancer.

  • Undergraduate: University of Florida, 1988
  • Doctorate: University of Georgia, 1998
  • Society for Basic Urologic Research Young Investigator Award, 2009
  • AACR-AFLAC Scholar-in-Training Award, 2002
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticals Leadership Development in Cancer Research Award, 2002
  • Ortho-McNeil Young Investigator Award, 2002
  • Franklin Distinguished Doctoral Award, 1997
  • Haldar S, Dru C, Choudhury D, Mishra R, Fernandez A, Biondi S, Liu Z, Shimada K, Arditi M, Bhowmick NA. Inflammation and Pyroptosis Mediate Muscle Expansion in an Interleukin-1β (IL-1β)-dependent Manner. J Biol Chem. 2015;290(10):6574-6583.
  • Bhowmick NA. Metastatic ability: adapting to a tissue site unseen. Cancer Cell. 2012;22(5):563-564.
  • Jackson RS 2nd, Placzek W, Fernandez A, Ziaee S, Chu CY, Wei J, Stebbins J, Kitada S, Fritz G, Reed JC, Chung LW, Pellecchia M, Bhowmick NA. Sabutoclax, a Mcl-1 antagonist, inhibits tumorigenesis in transgenic mouse and human xenograft models of prostate cancer. Neoplasia. 2012;14(7):656-665.
  • Kiskowski MA, Jackson RS 2nd, Banerjee J, Li X, Kang M, Iturregui JM, Franco OE, Hayward SW, Bhowmick NA. Role for stromal heterogeneity in prostate tumorigenesis. Cancer Res. 2011;71(10):3459-3470.

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