1. Introduction

Pritha Paul
PhD, Cancer Biologist
[email protected]

PhD Institution :Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA (Sept 2009 – Aug 2013). The doctoral project provided an opportunity to understand the pathobiology of aggressive, metastatic NBs and plausible strategies to prevent their recurrence.
Postdoctoral Fellow : Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI), McMaster University, Canada (Apr 2014 – Dec 2014). As a postdoctoral fellow, to explore the pathobiology of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN), a debilitating condition in cancer patients.
Visiting Research Fellow : University of Manchester (Feb 2017 -May 2017). As a recipient of the YamagiwaYoshida Memorial Fellowship (UICC). Project titled “Targeted Drug Discovery in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia

2. PUBLICATIONS
  1. Ha Yong Song, Eric J. Rellinger, Seong-Hoon Park, Pritha Paul, Jingbo Qiao, Athanasios Vasilopoulos, Ozkan Ozden, David Gius And Dai H. Chung. Inhibition of Sirtuin 6 Induces Neuroblastoma Differentiation. Anticancer Research. 2018 Feb;38(2):647-654.
  2. Pritha Paul, Eric J. Rellinger, Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Natasha Volny, Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, Carmelle V. Romain, Bret Mobley, Hernan Correa, Dai H Chung. Elevated TIMP1 Expression is Associated with a Prometastatic Phenotype, Disease Relapse, and Poor Survival in Neuroblastoma. Oncotarget. 2017 Jul 28;8(47):82609-82620.
  3. Yeuming Zhu, Pritha Paul, Sora Lee, Brian T. Craig, Eric J. Rellinger, Jingbo Qiao, David R. Gius, Dai H. Chung. Antioxidant Inhibition of Steady-state Reactive Oxygen Species and Cell Growth in Neuroblastoma. Surgery. 2015;158(3):827-36.
  4. Carmelle V. Romain, Pritha Paul, Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Targeting Aurora Kinase A Inhibits Hypoxia-mediated Neuroblastoma Cell Tumorigenesis. Anticancer Research. 2014;34(5):2269-74.
  5. Carmelle V. Romain, Pritha Paul, Kwang Woon Kim, Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Targeting Aurora Kinase A Downregulates Cell Proliferation and Angiogenesis in Neuroblastoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014;49(1):159-65.
  6. Pritha Paul, Jingbo Qiao, Kwang W. Kim, Carmelle Romain, Sora Lee, Natasha Volny, Bret Mobley, Hernan Correa, Dai H. Chung. Targeting Gastrin-releasing Peptide Suppresses Neuroblastoma Progression via Upregulation of PTEN Signaling. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e72570.
  7. Kwang W. Kim, Pritha Paul, Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Dai H. Chung. Enhanced Autophagy Blocks Angiogenesis via Degradation of Gastrin-releasing Peptide in Neuroblastoma Cells. Autophagy. 2013;9(10):1579-90.
  8. Pritha Paul, Natasha S. Volny, Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Gli1 Transcriptional Activity is Negatively Regulated by AKT2 in Neuroblastoma. Oncotarget. 2013;4(8):1149-57.
  9. Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Pritha Paul, Dai H. Chung. Integrin b1 is Critical for Gastrin-releasing Peptide Receptor-mediated Neuroblastoma Cell Migration and Invasion. Surgery. 2013;154(2):369-75.
  10. Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Pritha Paul, Lauren Theiss, Joshua Tiao, Lan Qiao, Andrew Kong, Dai H. Chung. miR-335 and miR-363 Regulation of Neuroblastoma Tumorigenesis and Metastasis. Surgery. 2013;154(2):226-33.
  11. Lan Qiao, Pritha Paul, Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Differential Regulation of Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitors in Neuroblastoma Cells. BBRC. 2013;435(2):295-9.
  12. Kwang W. Kim, Pritha Paul, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Autophagy Mediates Paracrine Regulation of Vascular Endothelial Cells. Lab Investigation. 2013;93(6):639-45.
  13. Jingbo Qiao, Sora Lee, Pritha Paul, Lan Qiao, Chase Taylor, Cameron Schlegel, Nadja Colon, Dai H. Chung. Akt2 Regulates Metastatic Potential in Neuroblastoma. PLoS One. 2013;8(2):e56382.
  14. Sora Lee, Jingbo Qiao, Pritha Paul, Kathleen O’Connor, Mark Evers, Dai H. Chung. FAK is a Critical Regulator of Neuroblastoma Liver Metastasis. Oncotarget. 2012;3(12):1576-87.
  15. Cameron Schlegel, Pritha Paul, Sora Lee, Kwang Woon Kim, Nadja Colon, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Protein Kinase C Regulates Bombesin-induced Rapid VEGF Secretion in Neuroblastoma Cells. Anticancer Research. 2012;2(11):4691-6.
  16. Jingbo Qiao, Pritha Paul, Sora Lee, Lan Qiao, Erlena Josifi, Joshua R. Tiao, Dai H. Chung. PI3K/AKT and ERK Regulate Retinoic Acid-induced Neuroblastoma Cellular Differentiation. BBRC. 2012;424(3):421–426.
  17. Pritha Paul, Lauren A. Gillory, JungHee Kang, Jingbo Qiao, Dai H. Chung. Targeting Gastrin-Releasing Peptide As A New Approach To Treat Aggressive Refractory Neuroblastoma. Surgery, 2011;149(3):425-32.
  18. Rajendra Narayan Mitra, Anshupriya Shome, Pritha Paul and Prasanta Kumar Das. Antimicrobial Activity, Biocompatibility And Hydrogelation Ability Of Dipeptide-Based Amphiphiles. Org. Biomol. Chem., 2009;7(1):94-102.