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photo Vera V Levina, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: levinav@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-623-4676

Contact
Office: 5117 Centre Avenue, Hillman Cancer Center
1.19c (office), 1.18 ( lab)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-623-4676
Fax: 412-623-1415
E-mail: levinav@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD in Genetics, Leningrad State University, Russia, 1992
Training
Post Doctoral Fellowship, Nuclear Physics Institute RAS
Research Interest
Lung NSCLC and SCLC Biology and therapy.
Lung Cancer stem cells: Mechanisms of drug and radiation resistance, Preclinical study of drug combination targeting bulk tumor cells and CSCs.
Publications
Selected Publications:
Roberto Gomez-Casal, Chitralekha Bhattacharya, Nandita Ganesh, Lisa Bailey, Per Basse, Michael Gibson, Michael Epperly, Vera Levina. Non-small cell lung cancer cells survived ionizing radiation treatment display cancer stem cell and epithelial-mesenchymal transition phenotypes. Molecular Cancer. 2013; 12/94: 1-13.
Levina V, Su, Y, Gorelik, E. Immunological and nonimmunological effects of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase on breast tumor growth and spontaneous metastasis formation. Clin Dev Immunol. 2012; 10.: 173029-38.
Gorelik E, Lokshin A, Levina V. Lung cancer stem cells as a target for therapy. Anticancer Agents Med Chem. 2010; 10(2): 164-171.
Levina V, Marrongoni A, Wang, Parikh, Su Y, Herberman R, Lokshin A, Gorelik E. Elimination of human lung cancer stem cells through targeting of the stem cell factor-c-kit autocrine signaling loop. Cancer Res. 2010; 70: 338-346.
Levina V, Nolan B, Su Y, Godwin A. K., Fishman D, Liu J, Mor G, Maxwell L, Gorelik, E. Biological Significance of Prolactin in Gynecological Cancers. Cancer Research. 2009; 69(12),: 5226-5233.
Levina V, Nolen B, Marrangoni A, Cheng P, Marks J, Szczepanski, Szajnik M, Gorelik E, Lokshin E. Role of eotaxin-1 signaling in ovarian cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2009; 15(8): 2647-2656.
Levina V, Marrangoni A, DeMarco R, Gorelik E, Lokshin A. Drug-selected human lung cancer stem cells: cytokine network, tumorigenic and metastatic properties. PLoS ONE. 2008; 3(8): e3077.
Levina V, Su Y, Nolen B, Liu X, Gordin Y, Lee M, Lokshin A, Gorelik E. Chemotherapeutic drugs and human tumor cells cytokine network. Int J Cancer. 2008; 123(9): 2031-2040.