Prabir K. Chakraborty, PhD


Stevenson Cancer Center
975 N.E. 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73104




Assistant Professor (Research)


University of Calcutta
Kolkata, India
BS, Chemistry, 2000

University of Kalyani
Kalyani, India
MS, Biochemistry, 2002

Jadavpur University
Kolkata, India,
PhD - Biotechnology, 2009

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Post-Doctoral Fellow 2013

Research Interests/Sub-Specialty

  • Circadian Rhythm in Ovarian Cancer

  • Post translational modification by sulfhydration

  • Lipid metabolism pathways in ovarian cancer progression and chemoresistance


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  1. Chakraborty PK, Lee WK, Molitor M, Wolff NA, Thevenod F: Cadmium induces Wnt signaling to upregulate proliferation and survival genes in sub-confluent kidney proximal tubule cells. Mol Cancer. 2010 May 8;9:102.

  2. Chakraborty PK, Scharner B, Jurasovic J, Messner B, Bernhard D, Thevenod F: Chronic cadmium exposure induces transcriptional activation of the Wnt pathway and upregulation of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition markers in mouse kidney. Toxicol Lett. 2010 Sep 15; 198(1):69-76.

  3. Thevenod F, Chakraborty PK: The role of Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in renal carcinogenesis: lessons from cadmium toxicity studies. Curr Mole Med. 2010 Jun; 10(4):387-404. PMID: 20455852.

  4. Lee WK, Chakraborty PK, Roussa E, Wolff NA, Thevenod F: ERK1/2-dependent bestrophin-3 expression prevents ER-stress-induced cell death in renal epithelial cells by reducing CHOP. Biochim biophys Acta. 2012, 1823(10):1864-1876. PMID: 22705154.

  5. Lee WK, Chakraborty PK, Thevenod F: Pituitary homeobox 2 (PITX2) protects renal cancer cell lines against doxorubicin toxicity by transcriptional activation of the multidrug transporter ABCB1. Int J Cancer. 2013 Aug; 133(3):556-567. PMID: 23354914.

  6. Chakraborty PK, Zhang Y, Coomes AS, Kim WJ, Stupay R, Lynch LD, Atkinson T, Kim JI, Nie Z, Daaka Y: G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase GRK5 Phosphorylates Moesin and Regulates Metastasis in Prostate Cancer. Cancer Res. 2014 Jul; 74 (13): 3489–500. PMID: 24755472.