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Shyam Mohapatra, PHD

Distinguished Professor, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Distinguished Professor, Cop Dept Of Pharmaceutical Science

Distinguished Professor, Non Usf Health

Endowed Chair, College Of Medicine Internal Medicine

Professor, College Of Medicine Molecular Medicine

Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

Professor, Coph Environmental & Occupational Health

Vice Chair of Research, Internal Med, Medicine, Univ of South Florida

Distinguished Professor, Univ of South Florida, USF Institute of Advanced Discovery and Innovation

Distinguished Health Professor, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Director,USF Nanomedicine Research Center, Internal Medicine, Medicine, Univ of South Florida

Director, Div Translational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Morsani College of Medicine

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, College of Pharmacy, Univ of South Florida

Research Career Scientist, Research and Development, James A Haley VA Hospital

Principal Investigator, VA Research & Development, Jammes A Haley VA Hospital

Contact Info 12908 Bruce B. Downs Blvd
MDC 19
Tampa, FL 33612

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Academic Phone: (813) 974-8568

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  • PHD, Botany, Australian National University, 1984
  • MS, Genetics/Statistics, GB Plant University of Agril & Technology, 1978
  • BS, Biology, Orissa univeristy of Agril & Technology, 1976

Academic Philosophy

"My passion for academia is based on my personal belief that each student has the potential to bring something unique and special to the world.I believe in “no student left behind”. Through education each student must self-discover his/her potential."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Allergy, Immunology & Infectious Disease
  • Biomedical Engineering & Nanomedicine
  • Asthma Center of Excellence
  • Cancer Biology
  • Neurodegenerative Disease
  • Other
  • Women & Children's Health

Research Interests

  • My research focuses on immunology and inflammation in allergic, immunologic and infectious viral diseases and cancers. The current research programs include: molecular biology and genetics of IgE responsiveness, molecular mechanisms of virus infection, development of prophylactic/therapeutic gene transfer, development of genetic antivirals, molecular basis of genetic predisposition to inflammatory diseases and application of nanotechnology to biomedicine.


  • ATS (Member, 1999 - Present)
  • AAAAAI (Fellow, 1998 - Present)
  • Mexican Society of Allergy and Immunology (Honorary Member, 1998 - Present)
  • American Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Member, 1992 - Present)
  • Pharmacia Allergy Research Foundation (Member, 1992 - Present)
  • American Association of Immunogists (Member, 1992 - Present)
  • European Academy of Allergology and Clinical Immunology (Member, 1995 - 1995)
  • Canadian Society of Allergy and Immunology (Member, 1990 - 1995)
  • Canadian Society of Immunology (Member, 1988 - 1995)

Recent Publications

  • Lloyd MC, Burke N, Kalantarpour F, Niesen MI, Hall A, Pennypacker K, Citron B, Pick CG, Adams V, Das M, Mohapatra S, Cualing H, Blanck G QUANTITATIVE MORPHOLOGICAL AND MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY OF THE HUMAN THYMUS CORRELATE WITH INFANT CAUSE OF DEATH Technol Innov. 16(1) : 55–62, 2014.
  • Das, M.Wang, C.Bedi, R.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S. Magnetic micelles for DNA delivery to rat brains after mild traumatic brain injury. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. 10(7) : 1539–1548, 2014.
  • Anne E. Dixon, Mario Castro, Rubin I. Cohen, Lynn B. Gerald, Janet T. Holbrook, Charles G. Irvin, Shyam Mohapatra, Stephen P. Peters, Sobharani Rayapudi, Elizabeth A. Sugar, Robert A. Wise Efficacy of nasal mometasone for the treatment of chronic sinonasal disease in patients with inadequately controlled asthma Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. :, 2014.
  • Wong, TM.Boyapalle, S.Sampayo, V.Nguyen, HD.Bedi, R.Kamath, SG.Moore, ML.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in elderly mice results in altered antiviral gene expression and enhanced pathology. PloS one. 9(2) : e88764, 2014.
  • Bird, GH.Boyapalle, S.Wong, T.Opoku-Nsiah, K.Bedi, R.Crannell, WC.Perry, AF.Nguyen, H.Sampayo, V.Devareddy, A.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS.Walensky, LD. Mucosal delivery of a double-stapled RSV peptide prevents nasopulmonary infection. The Journal of clinical investigation. 124(5) : 2113-24, 2014.
  • Srinivas Nagaraj, Allison Nelson, Subhra Mohapatra, and Shyam Mohapatra Role of NPRA in MDSC mediated suppression in cancer (P2071) (meeting abstract) Journal of Immunology. 190: 53.36, 2013.
  • Chunyan Wang, Sowndharya Ravi, Ujjwala Sree Garapati, Mahasweta Das, Mark Howell, Jaya Mallela, Subbiah Alwarappan, Shyam S. Mohapatra Multifunctional chitosan magnetic-graphene (CMG) nanoparticles: a theranostic platform for tumor-targeted co-delivery of drugs, genes and MRI contrast agents J. Mater. Chem. B. 1: 4396-4405, 2013.
  • Michael B. Cheung, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam S. Mohapatra Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection and Replication in Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs)(meeting abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 131(2) : AB74, 2013.
  • Suraj Dixit, Mahasweta Das, Subbiah Alwarappan, Nancy L. Goicochea, Mark Howell, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam Mohapatra Phospholipid micelle encapsulated gadolinium oxide nanoparticles for imaging and gene delivery RSC Adv. 3(8) : 2727-2735, 2013.
  • Alwarappan, Subbiah; Das, Mahaswetha; Mohapatra, Shyam; Li, Chen-Zhong Peripheral Neural Devices: State-of-the-Art Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroengineering. 2(6) : 517-531, 2013.
  • Subhra Mohapatra, Srinivas Nagaraj, Shyam S. Mohapatra Nano/bio interface: impact on drug delivery applications Drug Delivery and Translational Research. 3(4) : 295-296, 2013.
  • Huls, NF.Phan, MH.Kumar, A.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S.Mukherjee, P.Srikanth, H. Transverse susceptibility as a biosensor for detection of Au-Fe₃O₄ nanoparticle-embedded human embryonic kidney cells. Sensors (Basel, Switzerland). 13(7) : 8490-500, 2013.
  • Mhaskar, R.Alandikar, V.Emmanuel, P.Djulbegovic, B.Patel, S.Patel, A.Naik, E.Mohapatra, S.Kumar, A. Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in India: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine. 38(2) : 74-82, 2013.
  • Mallela, J.Ravi, S.Jean Louis, F.Mulaney, B.Cheung, M.Sree Garapati, U.Chinnasamy, V.Wang, C.Nagaraj, S.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S. Natriuretic peptide receptor A signaling regulates stem cell recruitment and angiogenesis: a model to study linkage between inflammation and tumorigenesis. Stem cells (Dayton, Ohio). 31(7) : 1321-9, 2013.
  • Terianne M. Wong, Sandhya Boyapalle, Siddarth Kamath, Huy Nguyen, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam S. Mohapatra Differential Gene Expression in Young Vs Aged Mice Infected with Respiratory Syncytial Virus (meeting abstract) Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 131(2) : AB8, 2013.
  • Girard, YK.Wang, C.Ravi, S.Howell, MC.Mallela, J.Alibrahim, M.Green, R.Hellermann, G.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, S. A 3D fibrous scaffold inducing tumoroids: a platform for anticancer drug development. PloS one. 8(10) : e75345, 2013.
  • Yin, JJ.Sharma, S.Shumyak, SP.Wang, ZX.Zhou, ZW.Zhang, Y.Guo, P.Li, CZ.Kanwar, JR.Yang, T.Mohapatra, SS.Liu, W.Duan, W.Wang, JC.Li, Q.Zhang, X.Tan, J.Jia, L.Liang, J.Wei, MQ.Li, X.Zhou, SF. Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel folic acid receptor-targeted, β-cyclodextrin-based drug complexes for cancer treatment. PloS one. 8(5) : e62289, 2013.
  • Aljubran, SA.Cox, R.Tamarapu Parthasarathy, P.Kollongod Ramanathan, G.Rajanbabu, V.Bao, H.Mohapatra, SS.Mohapatra, SM.Lockey, R.Kolliputi, N. Enhancer of zeste homolog 2 induces pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation. PloS one. 7(5) : e37712, 2012.
  • Boyapalle, S.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S. Nanotechnology Applications to HIV Vaccines and Microbicides. Journal of global infectious diseases. 4(1) : 62-8, 2012.
  • Boyapalle, S.Wong, T.Garay, J.Teng, M.San Juan-Vergara, H.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S. Respiratory syncytial virus NS1 protein colocalizes with mitochondrial antiviral signaling protein MAVS following infection. PloS one. 7(2) : e29386, 2012.
  • Brar, T.Nagaraj, S.Mohapatra, S. Microbes and asthma: the missing cellular and molecular links. Current opinion in pulmonary medicine. 18(1) : 14-22, 2012.
  • San-Juan-Vergara, H.Sampayo-Escobar, V.Reyes, N.Cha, B.Pacheco-Lugo, L.Wong, T.Peeples, ME.Collins, PL.Castaño, ME.Mohapatra, SS. Cholesterol-rich microdomains as docking platforms for respiratory syncytial virus in normal human bronchial epithelial cells. Journal of virology. 86(3) : 1832-43, 2012.
  • Alwarappan, S.Cissell, K.Dixit, S.Mohapatra, S.Li, CZ. Chitosan-Modified Graphene Electrodes for DNA Mutation Analysis. Journal of electroanalytical chemistry (Lausanne, Switzerland). 686: 69-72, 2012.
  • Das, M.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. New perspectives on central and peripheral immune responses to acute traumatic brain injury. Journal of neuroinflammation. 9: 236, 2012.
  • Leonardo, CC.Musso, J.Das, M.Rowe, DD.Collier, LA.Mohapatra, S.Pennypacker, KR. CCL20 Is Associated with Neurodegeneration Following Experimental Traumatic Brain Injury and Promotes Cellular Toxicity In Vitro. Translational stroke research. 3(3) : 357-63, 2012.
  • Subbiah Alwarappan, Sandhya Boyapalle, Ashok Kumar, Chen-Zhong Li, and Shyam Mohapatra Comparative Study of Single-, Few-, and Multilayered Graphene toward Enzyme Conjugation and Electrochemical Response Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116(11) : 6556-6559, 2012.
  • Subbiah Alwarappan, Shree R Singh, Shreekumar Pillai, Ashok Kumar, Shyam Mohapatra Direct Electrochemistry of Glucose Oxidase at a Gold Electrode Modified with Graphene Nanosheets Analytical Letters. 45(7) : 746-753, 2012.
  • Mahasweta Das, Subhra Mohapatra and Shyam S Mohapatra New perspectives on central and peripheral immune responses to acute traumatic brain injury Journal of Neuroinflammation. 9: 236, 2012.
  • Tina Brar, Srinivas Nagaraj, and Shyam Mohapatra Microbes and Asthma in the Elderly: The Missing Cellular and Molecular Links Curr Opin Pulm Med. 18(1) : 14-22, 2012.
  • Allison Nelson, Jim Parkerson, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra, Shyam Mohapatra, and Srinivas Nagaraj Role of Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells in Asthma (meeting abstract) World Allergy Organ J. 5: S26, 2012.
  • Jia-Wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Gary Hellermann, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra, and Shyam Mohapatra MIR-150 Suppresses Lung Inflammation in a Mouse Model of Experimental Asthma World Allergy Organ J. 5: S26, 2012.
  • Jia-Wang Wang, Kunyu Li, Richard F. Lockey, Subhra Mohapatra, and Shyam Mohapatra A Highly Sensitive and Specific Universal Mirna Profiling Method World Allergy Organ J. 5: S55, 2012.
  • Michel Alkhalil, Mathew Varghese, Gary Hellermann, Shyam Mohapatra, Ahmed Butt, and Richard F. Lockey Measurement of Long-acting Natriuretic Peptide (Lanp) in Exacerbation of Asthma (meeting abstract) World Allergy Organ J. 5: S195–S196, 2012.
  • Kumar, A.Glaum, M.El-Badri, N.Mohapatra, S.Haller, E.Park, S.Patrick, L.Nattkemper, L.Vo, D.Cameron, DF. Initial observations of cell-mediated drug delivery to the deep lung. Cell transplantation. 20(5) : 609-18, 2011.
  • Das, M.Leonardo, CC.Rangooni, S.Pennypacker, KR.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Lateral fluid percussion injury of the brain induces CCL20 inflammatory chemokine expression in rats. Journal of neuroinflammation. 8: 148, 2011.
  • Wang, X.Raulji, P.Mohapatra, SS.Patel, R.Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Vera, PL.Meyer-Siegler, KL.Coppola, D.Mohapatra, S. Natriuretic peptide receptor a as a novel target for prostate cancer. Molecular cancer. 10: 56, 2011.
  • Zhang, W.Cao, X.Chen, D.Wang, JW.Yang, H.Wang, W.Mohapatra, S.Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Plasmid-encoded NP73-102 modulates atrial natriuretic peptide receptor signaling and plays a critical role in inducing tolerogenic dendritic cells. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 9(1) : 3, 2011.
  • Groër, MW.Yolken, RH.Xiao, JC.Beckstead, JW.Fuchs, D.Mohapatra, SS.Seyfang, A.Postolache, TT. Prenatal depression and anxiety in Toxoplasma gondii-positive women. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 204(5) : 433.e1-7, 2011.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Qazi, M.Hellermann, G. Immunotherapy for allergies and asthma: present and future. Current opinion in pharmacology. 10(3) : 276-88, 2010.
  • Mohapatra, S.Hellermann, G. Infectious Diseases and Asthma. Preface. Immunology and allergy clinics of North America. 30(4) : xiii-xviii, 2010.
  • Wong, T.Hellermann, G.Mohapatra, S. The infectious march: the complex interaction between microbes and the immune system in asthma. Immunology and allergy clinics of North America. 30(4) : 453-80, v, 2010.
  • Kumar, A.Jena, PK.Behera, S.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, S. Multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles for targeted delivery. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. 6(1) : 64-9, 2010.
  • Wang, X.Xu, W.Kong, X.Chen, D.Hellermann, G.Ahlert, TA.Giaimo, JD.Cormier, SA.Li, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Modulation of lung inflammation by vessel dilator in a mouse model of allergic asthma. Respiratory research. 10: 66, 2009.
  • Mohapatra, S.Juan, HS. Designer monoclonal antibodies as drugs: the state of the art. Expert review of clinical immunology. 4(3) : 305-7, 2008.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Boyapalle, S. Epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical links between respiratory syncytial virus infection and asthma. Clinical microbiology reviews. 21(3) : 495-504, 2008.
  • Kong, X.Hellermann, GR.Zhang, W.Jena, P.Kumar, M.Behera, A.Behera, S.Lockey, R.Mohapatra, SS. Chitosan Interferon-gamma Nanogene Therapy for Lung Disease: Modulation of T-Cell and Dendritic Cell Immune Responses. Allergy, asthma, and clinical immunology : official journal of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 4(3) : 95-105, 2008.
  • Lee, D.Mohapatra, SS. Chitosan nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 433: 127-40, 2008.
  • Shirley, SA.Montpetit, AJ.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Curcumin prevents human dendritic cell response to immune stimulants. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 374(3) : 431-6, 2008.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Lockey, RF.Polo, F. Weed pollen allergens. Clinical allergy and immunology. 21: 127-39, 2008.
  • Mohapatra, SS.San-Juan-Vergara, H.Wopfner, N.Ferreira, F. Experimental forms of allergen immunotherapy with modified allergens and adjuvants. Clinical allergy and immunology. 21: 393-413, 2008.
  • Mohapatra SS and Boyapalle S Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection and Asthma: A critical appraisal of epidemiologic, experimental and clinical link Clin Microbiol Rev. (in press) , 2008.
  • Lima J., Mohapatra SS Polymorphisms in the NPPA gene associate with Asthma Clinical Experimental Allergy. (in press) , 2008.
  • Mohapatra SS and Lockey RF Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection from biology to prophylaxis: A perspective World Allergy Organization Journal. (in press) , 2008.
  • Kumar A., Fal-Miyar V., Garcia JA., Cerdeira A., Mohapatra SS Magnetoimpidance biosensor for uptake control in drug delivery Appl Phys Lett. (In Press) , 2008.
  • Kong X., Hellermann GR, Zhang W., Jena PK, Kumar M, Behera A, Behera S, Lockey RF, Mohapatra SS Chitosan IFN-gamma Nanogene (CIN) Therapy for Lung Disease: Modulation of T Cell and Dendritic Cell Immune Responses Allergy Asthma and Immunology. (In Press) , 2008.
  • Kong, X.Wang, X.Xu, W.Behera, S.Hellermann, G.Kumar, A.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, S.Mohapatra, SS. Natriuretic peptide receptor a as a novel anticancer target. Cancer research. (1) , 2008.
  • Wang, X.Xu, W.Mohapatra, S.Kong, X.Li, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Prevention of airway inflammation with topical cream containing imiquimod and small interfering RNA for natriuretic peptide receptor. Genetic vaccines and therapy. (1) , 2008.
  • Kumar, A.Aravamudhan, S.Gordic, M.Bhansali, S.Mohapatra, SS. Ultrasensitive detection of cortisol with enzyme fragment complementation technology using functionalized nanowire. Biosensors & bioelectronics. (9-10) , 2007.
  • Aravamudhan, S.Kumar, A.Mohapatra, S.Bhansali, S. Sensitive estimation of total cholesterol in blood using Au nanowires based micro-fluidic platform. Biosensors & bioelectronics. 22(9-10) : 2289-94, 2007.
  • Kumar, A.Sahoo, B.Montpetit, A.Behera, S.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Development of hyaluronic acid-Fe2O3 hybrid magnetic nanoparticles for targeted delivery of peptides. Nanomedicine : nanotechnology, biology, and medicine. (2) , 2007.
  • Kong, X.Zhang, W.Lockey, RF.Auais, A.Piedimonte, G.Mohapatra, SS. Respiratory syncytial virus infection in Fischer 344 rats is attenuated by short interfering RNA against the RSV-NS1 gene. Genetic vaccines and therapy. , 2007.
  • Lee, D.Zhang, W.Shirley, SA.Kong, X.Hellermann, GR.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Thiolated chitosan/DNA nanocomplexes exhibit enhanced and sustained gene delivery. Pharmaceutical research. (1) , 2007.
  • Mohapatra, SS. Role of natriuretic peptide signaling in modulating asthma and inflammation. Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology. 85(7) : 754-9, 2007.
  • Lee, D.Lockey, R.Mohapatra, S. Folate receptor-mediated cancer cell specific gene delivery using folic acid-conjugated oligochitosans. Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology. 6(9-10) : 2860-6, 2006.
  • Lee, DW.Shirley, SA.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Thiolated chitosan nanoparticles enhance anti-inflammatory effects of intranasally delivered theophylline. Respiratory research. , 2006.
  • Singam, R.Jena, PK.Behera, S.Hellermann, GR.Lockey, RF.Ledford, D.Mohapatra, SS. Combined fluticasone propionate and salmeterol reduces RSV infection more effectively than either of them alone in allergen-sensitized mice. Virology journal. 3: 32, 2006.
  • Zhang W., Lockey RF., Mohapatra SS Respiratory Syncytial virus: Immunopathology and control Expert Review of Clinical Immunology. (2) , 2006.
  • Kumar A., Jena PK., Behera S., Lockey RF., Mohapatra SS Efficient DNA and Peptide Delivery by Functionalized Chitosan-coated Single Walled carbon Nanotubes Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (1) , 2006.
  • Lee D., Lockey RF., Mohapatra SS Folate Receptor-mediated cancer cell specific gene delivery using folic acid-conjugated oligochitosans Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (6) , 2006.
  • Zhang, W.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Respiratory syncytial virus: immunopathology and control. Expert review of clinical immunology. 2(1) : 169-79, 2006.
  • Zhang, W.Yang, H.Kong, X.Mohapatra, S.San Juan-Vergara, H.Hellermann, G.Behera, S.Singam, R.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Inhibition of respiratory syncytial virus infection with intranasal siRNA nanoparticles targeting the viral NS1 gene. Nature medicine. (1) , 2005.
  • Kong, X.Hellermann, GR.Patton, G.Kumar, M.Behera, A.Randall, TS.Zhang, J.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. An immunocompromised BALB/c mouse model for respiratory syncytial virus infection. Virology journal. 2: 3, 2005.
  • Kong, X. Hellermann, G., Patton, G., Kumar, M., Behera A, Randall TS, Zhang J. Lockey R.F., and Mohapatra SS An Immunocompromised BALB/c Mouse Model for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection Virology Journal. 2: 3, 2005.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Lockey, RF.Shirley, S. Immunobiology of grass pollen allergens. Current allergy and asthma reports. 5(5) : 381-7, 2005.
  • Ravi Kumar, M.Hellermann, G.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Nanoparticle-mediated gene delivery: state of the art. Expert opinion on biological therapy. (8) , 2004.
  • Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Gunnarsdóttir, J.San Juan, H.Singam, R.Behera, S.Zhang, W.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Mechanism of bronchoprotective effects of a novel natriuretic hormone peptide. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 113(1) : 79-85, 2004.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Lockey, RF.Vesely, DL.Gower, WR. Natriuretic peptides and genesis of asthma: an emerging paradigm? The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 114(3) : 520-6, 2004.
  • Mohapatra, SS.Lockey, RF.Polo, F. Weed pollen allergens. Clinical allergy and immunology. 18: 207-22, 2004.
  • King, MJ.Bukantz, SC.Phillips, S.Mohapatra, SS.Tamulis, T.Lockey, RF. Serum total IgE and specific IgE to Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus, but not eosinophil cationic protein, are more likely to be elevated in elderly asthmatic patients. Allergy and asthma proceedings : the official journal of regional and state allergy societies. 25(5) : 321-5, 2004.
  • Zhang, W.Singam, R.Hellermann, G.Kong, X.Juan, HS.Lockey, RF.Wu, SJ.Porter, K.Mohapatra, SS. Attenuation of dengue virus infection by adeno-associated virus-mediated siRNA delivery. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 2(1) : 8, 2004.
  • Kong, X.San Juan, H.Behera, A.Peeples, ME.Wu, J.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. ERK-1/2 activity is required for efficient RSV infection. FEBS letters. (1-3) , 2004.
  • Larché, M.Ferreira, F.Mohapatra, SS. Modifying allergens and using adjuvants for specific immunotherapy. Clinical allergy and immunology. 18: 641-61, 2004.
  • San-Juan-Vergara, H.Peeples, ME.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Protein kinase C-alpha activity is required for respiratory syncytial virus fusion to human bronchial epithelial cells. Journal of virology. (24) , 2004.
  • Kuderer, NM.San-Juan-Vergara, HG.Kong, X.Esch, R.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Mite and cockroach proteases activate p44/p42 MAP kinases in human lung epithelial cells. Clinical and molecular allergy : CMA. 1(1) : 1, 2003.
  • Kumar, M.Kong, X.Behera, AK.Hellermann, GR.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Chitosan IFN-gamma-pDNA Nanoparticle (CIN) Therapy for Allergic Asthma. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 1(1) : 3, 2003.
  • Kong, X.San Juan, H.Kumar, M.Behera, AK.Mohapatra, A.Hellermann, GR.Mane, S.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Respiratory syncytial virus infection activates STAT signaling in human epithelial cells. Biochemical and biophysical research communications. 306(2) : 616-22, 2003.
  • Matsuse, H.Kong, X.Hu, J.Wolf, SF.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Intranasal IL-12 produces discreet pulmonary and systemic effects on allergic inflammation and airway reactivity. International immunopharmacology. 3(4) : 457-68, 2003.
  • Hellermann, GR.Mohapatra, SS. Genetic therapy: on the brink of a new future. Genetic vaccines and therapy. 1(1) : 1, 2003.
  • Mohapatra, SS. Mucosal gene expression vaccine: a novel vaccine strategy for respiratory syncytial virus. The Pediatric infectious disease journal. 22(2 Suppl) : S100-3; discussion S103-4, 2003.
  • Mohapatra, SS. American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology--60th annual meeting. Advances in allergy and asthma therapy: 2003 AAAI updates. 7-12 March 2003, Denver, CO, USA. IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal. 6(5) : 423-5, 2003.
  • Kumar, M.Behera, AK.Lockey, RF.Vesely, DL.Mohapatra, SS. Atrial natriuretic peptide gene transfer by means of intranasal administration attenuates airway reactivity in a mouse model of allergic sensitization. The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 110(6) : 879-82, 2002.
  • Mohapatra, SS. Gene transfer and transcription factors. 1-6 March 2002, New York City, NY, USA. IDrugs : the investigational drugs journal. 5(4) : 312-5, 2002.
  • Behera, AK.Kumar, M.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Adenovirus-mediated interferon gamma gene therapy for allergic asthma: involvement of interleukin 12 and STAT4 signaling. Human gene therapy. 13(14) : 1697-709, 2002.
  • Kumar, M.Behera, AK.Lockey, RF.Zhang, J.Bhullar, G.De La Cruz, CP.Chen, LC.Leong, KW.Huang, SK.Mohapatra, SS. Intranasal gene transfer by chitosan-DNA nanospheres protects BALB/c mice against acute respiratory syncytial virus infection. Human gene therapy. 13(12) : 1415-25, 2002.
  • Hellermann, GR.Nagy, SB.Kong, X.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Mechanism of cigarette smoke condensate-induced acute inflammatory response in human bronchial epithelial cells. Respiratory research. 3: 22, 2002.
  • Behera, AK.Kumar, M.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. 2'-5' Oligoadenylate synthetase plays a critical role in interferon-gamma inhibition of respiratory syncytial virus infection of human epithelial cells. The Journal of biological chemistry. 277(28) : 25601-8, 2002.
  • Matsuse, H.Behera, AK.Kumar, M.Lockey, RF.Mohapatra, SS. Differential cytokine mRNA expression in Dermatophagoides farinae allergen-sensitized and respiratory syncytial virus-infected mice. Microbes and infection / Institut Pasteur. (7) , 2000.
  • Mohapatra, SS. Is cross-reactivity a real or an imaginary concept? The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology. 99(5) : 724, 1997.
  • Mohapatra, SS. IL-12 possibilities. Science (New York, N.Y.). 269(5230) : 1499, 1995.

Positions Held

  • Director of Basic Research (Internal Medicine, Joy McCann Culverhouse Airway Disease Center, University of South Florida 1997 - 2008)
  • Tenured Professor (Internal Medicine, University of South Florida 2007 - 2007)
  • Mabel & Ellsworth Simmons Professor (Medicine, University of South Florida 2000 - 2007)
  • Associate Professor (Medical Microbiology & Immunology, University of South Florida 1996 - 1999)
  • Associate Professor (Internal Medicine, University of South Florida 1996 - 1999)
  • Associate Professor (with tenure) (Immunology, University of Manitoba 1992 - 1995)
  • Assistant Professor (Immunology, University of Manitoba 1988 - 1991)
  • Research Associate (Biology Department, McGill University 1986 - 1987)
  • Alexander von Humboldt rEsearch Fellow (Genetics Institute, University of Bielefeld 1984 - 1986)


  • Global Corporate Awards in Nanotechnology (Global Corporate Awards - 2014)
  • Inductee Florida Inventors Hall of Fame (Florida Inventors Hall of Fame - 2014)
  • Chartered Fellow (National Academy of Inventors - 2013)
  • VA Career Scientist Award (James A Haley Veterans Hospital - 2007)
  • Outstanding Biotech Achievement Award (University of South Florida - 2005)
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Award (University of South Floirda - 2005)
  • Outstanding Biotechnology Recognition Award (University of South Florida - 2004)
  • Oustanding Faculty Research Award Sigma Xi (University of South Florida - 2004)
  • Shyam Mohapatra (American Who's Who - 2000)
  • Research Grant Award (American Heart Association - 1999)
  • Veteran Administration Merit Review Award (James A Haley Veterans Hospital - 1999)
  • Career Development Award (American Lung Association - 1998)
  • Presidential Honored Research Faculty Recognition (University of South Florida - 1997)
  • Allergy Research Foundation Award (Pharmacia - 1992)
  • Merit Award (University of Manitoba - 1992)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (AvH Foundation - 1984)