Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair

Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Urology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Program Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University Schoolo, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • Sylvester Outstanding Mentor of the Year for Trainees Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Univ. of Miami, 2015

  • Society of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research Award ociety of Asian American Scientists in Cancer Research (SAASCR), 2011

  • Urology Teacher of the Year Award Department of Urology, University of Miami, Miller Sch of Med, 2011

  • Female Leaders in Urology American Urological Association, Inc., 2011

  • Best Reviewer Award for bladder cancer for 2009 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • BCMB 9300

  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • MEDI 6220

  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB


Selected Recent Publications

  • Antitumor activity of sulfated hyaluronic acid fragments in pre-clinical models of bladder cancer., 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Dietary supplement 4-methylumbelliferone: an effective chemopreventive and therapeutic agent for prostate cancer., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Molecular markers for bladder cancer screening, early diagnosis, and surveillance: the WHO/ICUD consensus., 2015
  • The Role of CD44 in Disease Pathophysiology and Targeted Treatment., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • External validation of a multiplex urinary protein panel for the detection of bladder cancer in a multicenter cohort., 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal