Meera Nanjundan

Associate Professor


Office: BSF 165
Phone: 813/974-8133
Lab: BSF 152, 154


  • B.Sc (Honours), Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, CANADA, 1992-1996
  • Ph.D, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, CANADA, 1996-2001
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, 2001-2003
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2003-2007
  • Research Assistant Professor, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, 2007


Our research focuses on the study of specific genes located at the 3q26.2 locus which are aberrantly expressed at the DNA, RNA, and protein level in epithelial cancer development. These genes of interest are mediators in the TGF-beta signaling pathway. Our goal is to improve our understanding of the role of these as well as other TGF-beta signaling mediators during cancer development and the mechanism by which they are regulated. Cross-talk between the TGF-beta signaling pathway and other signaling pathways aberrant in cancer is one area of current research focus. To address these research areas, our laboratory is utilizing a number of experimental approaches including in vitro cellular studies, studies with model organisms, as well as a variety of proteomic approaches.


  • Ravneet Chhabra
  • Andrew Falkowitz