Curriculum Vitae

 
To view a list of my publications and presentations, please click here.
 
 
 
 
 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Pathobiology (2004-09)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
M.B.B.S. (equivalent to M.D. in the USA) (1996-2002)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
 
 
 

POSITIONS AND EMPLOYMENT

Senior Research Associate, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2012-present)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Pathology (2009-12)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Research Assistant, Department of Pathology (2004-09)
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Medical Officer, Department of Emergency Medicine (2003-04)
Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, India
 
Resident Medical Officer, Department of Cardiology (2002-03)
Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, India
 
 
 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 
 
AUA Best Poster Award (2012)
107th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association
 
Best of AUA - 2 abstracts selected (2012)
 
James L Goebel Overall Third Place Award for proffered abstracts (2011)
 
 
 
Member of the Order of Areté (2009)
Outstanding Graduate Student Recognition
 
International Student Academic Achievement Award (2009)
 
AACR-GlaxoSmithKline Outstanding Clinical Cancer Research Scholar Award (2009)
 
Roundtable Facilitator (invited), WICR Career Mentoring Forum (2009)
 
Best Research Paper (2009)
 
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society (2008)
 
Fellow - The Future Professoriate Program (2007-08)
 
Best Ph.D. Student (2007-08)
 
AACR Scholar-in-Training Award (2007)
 
J. Watumull Scholarship (2005-06)
 
Top 5% of Graduating M.B.B.S. class (2002)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
 
Dean's Recognition for Distinction in E.N.T. & Ophthalmology (2001)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
 
Dean's Recognition for Distinction in Pathology (1999)
University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India
 
Kamla Devi Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence (1994-96)
 
 
 

PATENTS

Prognostic panel for urinary bladder cancer.
US patent # 8,293,880 (issued 2012)
International patent pending
 
Panel of molecular markers to predict outcome in non-invasive urothelial cancer of the bladder.
US patent pending
 
 
 

PEER-REVIEWED GRANTS

Development of Expression Signatures to Improve Diagnosis and Prognosis for Patients with Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer (2011-12)
Genome British ColumbiaProof-of-Concept Program
$500,000 CAD
Role: Co-investigator
 
 
 

SCIENTIFIC AND MEDIA COVERAGE OF RESEARCH

Effect of gender on outcomes following radical cystectomy for urothelial carcinoma of the bladder: A critical analysis of 1,994 patients - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Feb 4, 2014. [Article link]
 
SUO 2013 - Session Highlights: Combination of genomic markers and clinical variables provides superior prognostic performance in high-risk bladder cancer following radical cystectomy. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Dec 6, 2013. [Article link]
 
Outcome in patients with exclusive carcinoma in situ (CIS) after radical cystectomy - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Oct 4, 2013. [Article link]
 
Unaltered oncological outcomes of radical cystectomy with extended lymphadenectomy over three decades - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Aug 1, 2013. [Article link]
 
AUA 2013 - Session Highlights: Performance of a genomic classifier that predicts metastatic disease progression in men with biochemical recurrence post radical prostatectomy. In: UroToday – Prostate Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. May 13, 2013. [Article link]

AUA 2013 - Session Highlights: Enhanced recovery after surgery in patients undergoing radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. May 8, 2013. [Article link]

Radical cystectomy and orthotopic urinary diversion in male patients with pT4a urothelial bladder carcinoma: Oncological outcomes - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Apr 17, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]

Does presence of squamous and glandular differentiation in urothelial carcinoma of the bladder at cystectomy portend poor prognosis? An intensive case-control analysis - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Apr 2, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]
 
Derossett J, DiGiulio S. New data on the smoking-bladder cancer link. Oncology Times 35(6s):6, 2013. [Article link]
 
Bladder cancers more deadly in smokers. In: ChronicleOnline. Crystal River, FL: Citrus County Chronicle. Jan 22, 2013. [Article link]
 
You should know - Smoke more, worse cancer. In: dailyRx. Austin, TX: dailyRx. Jan 19, 2013. [Article link]
 
USC, U of Miami researchers develop nine-protein panel for predicting bladder cancer progression. In: ProteoMonitor. New York, NY: Genomeweb. Jan 18, 2013. [Article link]
 
Markers can ID aggressive smoking-associated bladder cancer. In: CancerNetwork. London, UK: UBM Medica. Jan 17, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking causes, worsens bladder cancer. In: Pill Advised. New York, NY: Applied Nutrition. Jan 17, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking plus biomarkers improves bladder cancer prognosis predictions. In: Renal & Urology News. New York, NY: Haymarket Media. Jan 16, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking may make bladder cancer more aggressive. On: HealthierMe. Fargo, ND: Valley News Live (local news for NBC and CBS). Jan 15, 2013. [News video link]
 
Researchers learn how smoking affects bladder cancer. In: KSBY.com. San Luis Obispo, CA: KSBY (local NBC affiliate). Jan 15, 2013. [Article link]
 
Bladder cancer progression study. In: AXA PPP healthcare UK. Paris, France: AXA Global. Jan 15, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking intensity predicts bladder cancer severity. In: Everyday Health. New York, NY: Everyday Health Media. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking intensity predicts seriousness of bladder cancer. In: USC News. Los Angeles, CA: University of Southern California. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: NCI Cancer Center News, HealthCanal]
 
New USC research shows smoking intensity and cancer markers predict seriousness of bladder cancer. In: Keck School of Medicine of USC News. Los Angeles, CA: USC Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking plus biomarker panel IDs bladder cancer prognosis. In: Physician’s Briefing. Norwalk, CT: HealthDay. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: MPR, Doctors Lounge, HCPLive, OncoLink]
 
Heavy smoking may raise odds for lethal bladder cancer. In: HealthDay. Norwalk, CT: HealthDay. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: US News & World Report, MedicineNet, iVillage, Meridian Health, healthfinder.gov]
 
Bladder ca markers tied to more fatal outcomes. In: MedPage Today. New York, NY: MedPage Today. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link]
 
Smoking intensity and cancer markers predict seriousness of bladder cancer. In: Cancer Press Releases. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. Jan 14, 2013. [Article link] [Also featured on: EurekaAlert!, Science Codex, Medical Xpress, Bio-Medicine, Medical News Today, ScienceDaily, News-Medical, TheSynapse, ScienceNewslineMDLinxNurse.com, MeDIndiaUSC - The WeeklyUniversity of Miami News]
 
Principal component analysis based pre-cystectomy model to predict pathological stage in patients with clinical organ-confined bladder cancer - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Nov 6, 2012. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]
 
A precystectomy decision model to predict pathological upstaging and oncological outcomes in clinical stage T2 bladder cancer - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Oct 8, 2012. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]
 
Long-term outcomes of salvage radical cystectomy for recurrent urothelial carcinoma of the bladder following partial cystectomy. In: MDLinx Urology. Washington, DC: MDLinx. Sep 24, 2012. [Article link]
 
Pathological possibilities and pitfalls in detecting aggressive bladder cancer - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Sep 12, 2012. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]
 
Guru KA. Take home messages: Bladder cancer. AUA News 17:22-23, Jun 2012. [Issue link]
 
Prolonged surgical delay increases bladder cancer recurrence risk. In: Renal & Urology News. New York, NY: Haymarket Media. May 22, 2012. [Article link]
 
Factors influencing post-recurrence survival in bladder cancer following radical cystectomy - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Aug 30, 2011. [Article link] [Also featured on: MDLinx]
 
Feature article "Predicting recurrence and progression of Ta bladder cancer at initial presentation based on quantitative gene expression profiles (Eur Urol 2010)". European Urology 2011 Recommended Summer Reading (Bladder Cancer). Aug 2011.
 
Molecular signatures that predict nodal metastasis in bladder cancer: Does the primary tumor tell tales? - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Jul 19, 2011. [Article link]
 
Primary adenocarcinoma of the urinary bladder: Value of cell cycle biomarkers - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Jun 5, 2011. [Article link]
 
AUA 2011 - Influence of smoking history on bladder cancer patient outcome following radical cystectomy - Session Highlights. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. May 18, 2011. [Article link]
 
Pre-cystectomy smoking linked to worse outcomes after surgery. In: Renal & Urology News. New York, NY: RUN. May 17, 2011. [Article link]
 
Expression profiling for bladder cancer: Strategies to uncover prognostic factors - Abstract. In: UroToday - Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Jan 4, 2011. [Article link]
 
Postdoctoral associate elected leader for young cancer scientists. Keck Medicine. The Magazine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Summer 2010. [Article link]
 
AUA 2010 - Cell cycle regulatory protein alterations in a prospective study of patients with organ-confined bladder cancer following radical cystectomy - Session Highlights. In: UroToday - Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Jun 8, 2010. [Article link]
 
Keck school postdoc tapped for cancer research honor. Keck Research Update. A publication of the Office of Research Advancement. Apr 19, 2010. [Article link]
 
Etcetera. The Weekly. A publication for the USC Health Sciences Campus Community. Apr 2, 2010. [Article link]
 
Mitra tapped for cancer research honor. USC Chronicle. Published for USC Faculty & Staff. Mar 22, 2010. [Article link]
 
Molecular screening for bladder cancer: progress and potential - Abstract. In: UroToday - Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Jan 21, 2010. [Article link]
 
Strategies for molecular expression profiling in bladder cancer. In: MDLinx Urology. Washington, DC: MDLinx. Dec 15, 2009. [Article link] [Also featured on: UroToday
 
Predicting recurrence and progression of noninvasive papillary bladder cancer at initial presentation based on quantitative gene expression profiles. In: MDLinx Urology. Washington, DC: MDLinx. Nov 30, 2009. [Article link] [Also featured on: UroToday
 
Study identifies genes that may predict bladder cancer survival. The Weekly. A publication for the USC Health Sciences Campus Community. Oct 16, 2009. [Article link]
 
Senior K. 4 genes for bladder cancer prognosis. Nature Rev Urol 6(9):466, 2009. [Article link]
 
Karam JA, Kamat A. Evaluation for Mitra AP et al J Clin Oncol 2009. Faculty of 1000 Medicine Aug 17, 2009. [Article link]
 
Generation of a concise gene panel for outcome prediction in urinary bladder cancer - Abstract. In: UroToday – Bladder Cancer. Berkeley, CA: UroToday. Aug 6, 2009. [Article link]
 
Jun oncogene (JUN); mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 6 (MAP2K6); signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3); intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1; CD54). In: SciBX: Science-Business eXchange. Belmont, CA: BioCentury Publications/Nature Publishing Group. Aug 6, 2009. [Article link]
 
Generation of a concise gene panel for outcome prediction in urinary bladder cancer. In: MDLinx Urology. Washington, DC: MDLinx. Jul 29, 2009. [Article link]
 
American Urological Association - 104th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, USA. In: Thomson Pharma Partnering, powered by Investigational Drugs database. Philadelphia, PA: Thomson Reuters Scientific. May 13, 2009.
 
2009 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium (Part II), Orlando, FL, USA. In: Thomson Pharma Partnering, powered by Investigational Drugs database. Philadelphia, PA: Thomson Reuters Scientific. Apr 20, 2009.
 
 
 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE POSITIONS

Co-organizer, Professional Networking: The Gateway to Scientific Collaborations − Professional Advancement Session (2013)
 
Co-organizer, Mentorship in Cancer Research: Fostering Excellence − Professional Advancement Session (2013)
 
Co-organizer, The Next Frontier: Setting Up Your First Laboratory − Professional Advancement Session (2012)
103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research: 2012 Mar 31-Apr 4; Chicago, IL
 
Participant, One Voice Against Cancer Capitol Hill Day (2011)
Met with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA) to advocate for cancer research funding
 
Co-organizer, Securing a Faculty Position: Building a Competitive Portfolio and Landing the Job  Professional Advancement Series Session (2011)
 
Officer (elected), Associate Member Council (2010-13)
 
 
 
Roundtable Facilitator (invited), Women in Cancer Research Career Mentoring Forum (2009)
 
Panelist, Medical and Graduate Students Professions Panel (2009)
 
Workshop Organizer, Building a Professional Online Presence (2008)
 
Expert Witness, Trial Advocacy course (LAW 821) (2007-09)
 
 
 

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

JOURNALS (in editorial role)

 
 
 
Journal of Oncology - Lead Guest Editor
 
 

FUNDING ORGANIZATIONS (as grant application reviewer)

 
 
 
 

JOURNALS

As Primary Ad Hoc Reviewer

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Assisted in Reviewing

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC SERVICE

Volunteered for USC Health and Science Expo, helping 5th grade students from Griffin Avenue Elementary School develop science projects for the USC Science Fair - First prize winner (part of the USC Good Neighbors Campaign) (2008)
 
Conducted patient education workshops on maternal and child health, and STD prevention (2001)
 
Spent three months of elective internship posting in Badlapur Rural Hospital, Maharashtra state, India (2001)
 
Participating medical officer - coordinated two rural cataract surgery camps, Maharashtra state, India (2001)
 
District medical student coordinator - WHO Pulse Polio Immunization Program, Mumbai, India (2000)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Modified: April 2014

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