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Behjatolah Monzavi Karbassi

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER - Behjatolah Monzavi Karbassi


Behjatolah Monzavi Karbassi

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences USA

BIOGRAPHY:

Dr. Monzavi-Karbassi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. Dr. Karbassi received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Institute of Molecular genetics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia in 1997. He then did a postdoctoral training in tumor Immunology and tumor biology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA from 1998 to 2002. He is also a member of Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is involved in both basic and translational cancer research. His major research interests include development of tumor vaccines targeting carbohydrate antigens and studying role of glycan, particularly chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans, in cancer progression and metastasis. He has published more than 40 research articles and earneda broad national and international recognition in his field.

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Breast cancer. Tumor glycobiology and role of tumor-associated glycans in tumor progression and metastasis. Chondroitin sulfate glycosaminoglycans as biomarkers and therapeutic targets. Tumor immunology and immunotherapy. Tumor vaccine targeting tumor associated carbohydrate antigens.