Prasanna Ekambaram, Ph.D.

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate

Dr. Ekambaram is a Post-Doctoral Associate in the Lucas/ McAllister Lab in the Rangos Research Center of the UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Currently, his research focuses on exploring the functional and mechanistic role of GPCRs, such as AGTR1 (receptor for Angiotensin II) and PAR1 (receptor for Thrombin), in breast cancer pathogenesis.

Education & Training

  • PhD-Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • MS-University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
  • BS-Annamalai University, Tamilnadu, India

Research Interests

Dr. Ekambaram's research primarily focuses on whether AGTR1 overexpression in a subset of "luminal type" breast cancers can drive important phenotypic alterations that can promote aggressive behavior thereby leading to poor prognosis. Additionally, his research also includes studying the functional role of PAR1 (receptor for Thrombin) in Breast cancer Pathogenesis.

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