Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair

Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Urology

Other Duties

Program Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular and Molecular Bi Saint Louis University School, 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

  • BCMB 8201

    Cur Topics & Tech in MB
  • BIOM 8215

    Fundamentals of Oncology I
  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • COGS 8021

    Biochem & Gene Regulation
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry


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