Vrushank Dave, MS/Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

Assistant Professor, Department Of Oncologic Sciences

College Of Medicine Pathology & Cell Biology

Academic Email: vdave@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-0930

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  • PhD, Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Molecular Biology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1994
  • M.Sc., Biotechnology/Biochemistry, MSU, 1987
  • B.Sc., Biochemistry, St. Xavier's College, 1985

Academic Philosophy

"--It is the quality, not the quantity of research work/papers, that propels scientific thought. --Understand the biological phenomenon in its totality by employing all branches of science."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Environmental & Global Health
  • Metabolic Regulation and Disorders
  • Pulmonary Physiology

Recent Publications

  • Malaney, P. & Davé V. One mouse one patient paradigm: New avatars of personalized cancer therapy. Cancer Letters. 344(1) : 1-12, 2014.
  • Pulido R, Baker SJ, Barata JT, Carracedo A, Cid VJ, Chin-Sang ID, Davé V et al., A unified nomenclature and amino acid numbering for human PTEN. Science Signaling (AAAS). 332(7) : 15-16, 2014.
  • Uversky VN, Davé V, Iakoucheva LM, Malaney P, Metallo SJ, Pathak RR, Joerger AC. Pathological unfoldomics of uncontrolled chaos: intrinsically disordered proteins and human diseases Chem Reviews (American Chemical Society). 114(13) : 6844-79, 2014.
  • Kathiriya JJ, Pathak RR, Clayman E, Xue B, Uversky VN, Davé V. Presence and utility of intrinsically disordered regions in kinases Molecular Biosystems. 11(10) : 2876-88, 2014.
  • Pathak RR, Davé V. Integrating omics technologies to study pulmonary physiology and pathology at the systems level. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry. 33(5) : 1239-60, 2014.
  • Pathak R. R., Grover, A., Malaney, P., Quarni, W., Pandit, A., Allen-Gipson, D., and Davé, V. Loss of Tumor Suppressor PTEN Induces Leptin Mediated Leptin Gene Expression: A Feed-Forward Loop Operating in the Lung. J. Biol. Chem.. , 2013.
  • Malaney P., Uversky V.N. and Davé V. The PTEN Long N-tail is intrinsically disordered: increased viability for PTEN therapy. Molecular Biosystems (Royal Society of Chemistry). 11(9) : 2877-88, 2013.
  • Malaney, P*., Pathak*, R.R., Xue, B., Uversky, V. N., & Davé, V. Intrinsic Disorder in PTEN and its Interactome Confers Structural Plasticity and Functional Versatility Scientific Reports (Nature Group). 203(3) , 2013.