Graduate School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005), Cell Biology
Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005)
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006), Internal Medicine
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center (2010), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Inflammation and Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Radiation Resistance
  • Metabolic Dysregulation and Lung Cancer
  • Oligometastatic Lung Cancer and Treatment with Radiation
  • Pathophysiology and Biology of Cachexia


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Clinically apparent internal mammary nodal metastasis in patients with advanced breast cancer: incidence and local control.
Zhang YJ, Oh JL, Whitman GJ, Iyengar P, Yu TK, Tereffe W, Woodward WA, Perkins G, Buchholz TA, Strom EA Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2010 Jul 77 4 1113-9
Outcome of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of the testis by era of treatment: the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center experience.
Mazloom A, Fowler N, Medeiros LJ, Iyengar P, Horace P, Dabaja BS Leuk. Lymphoma 2010 Jul 51 7 1217-24
Reduction of noise due to systematic uncertainties in 113mIn SPECT imaging using information theory
Kumar, PTK, Phoha, VV, Iyengar, SS, and Iyengar, P Computers in Biology and Medicine Fall 2009 39 482-488
Metabolic dysregulation and adipose tissue fibrosis: role of collagen VI
Khan T, Muise ES, Iyengar P, Wang ZV, Chandalia M, Abate N, Zhang BB, Bonaldo P, Chua S, Scherer PE Mol Cell Biol April 2009 29(6) 1575-1591
Metabolic dysregulation and adipose tissue fibrosis: role of collagen VI
Khan T, Muise ES, Iyengar P, Wang ZV, Chandalia M, Abate N, Zhang BB, Bonaldo P, Chua S, Scherer PE Mol Cell Biol March 2009 (6) 1575-91
Lumenal protein sorting to the constitutive secretory pathway of a regulated secretory cell.
Lara-Lemus R, Liu M, Turner MD, Scherer P, Stenbeck G, Iyengar P, Arvan P J. Cell. Sci. 2006 May 119 Pt 9 1833-42
Fat apoptosis through targeted activation of caspase 8: a new mouse model of inducible and reversible lipoatrophy
Pajvani UB, Trujillo ME, Combs TP, Iyengar P, Jelicks L, Roth, KA, Kitsis RN, Scherer PE Nat Med July 2005 11(7) 797-803
Adipocyte-derived collagen VI affects early mammary tumor progression in vivo, demonstrating a critical interaction in the tumor/stroma microenvironment
Iyengar P, Espina V, Williams TW, Lin Y, Berry D, Jelicks LA, Lee H, Temple K, Graves R, Pollard J, Chopra N, Russell RG, Sasisekharan R, Trock BJ, Lippman M, Calvert VS, Petricoin Iii EF, Liotta L, Dadachova E, Pestell RG, Lisanti MP, Bonaldo P, Scherer PE J Clin Invest May 2005 115(5) 1163-1176
The hyperglycemia-induced inflammatory response in adipocytes: the role of reactive oxygen species.
Lin Y, Berg AH, Iyengar P, Lam TK, Giacca A, Combs TP, Rajala MW, Du X, Rollman B, Li W, Hawkins M, Barzilai N, Rhodes CJ, Fantus IG, Brownlee M, Scherer PE J. Biol. Chem. 2005 Feb 280 6 4617-26
Combined loss of INK4a and caveolin-1 synergistically enhances cell proliferation and oncogene-induced tumorigenesis: role of INK4a/CAV-1 in mammary epithelial cell hyperplasia.
Williams TM, Lee H, Cheung MW, Cohen AW, Razani B, Iyengar P, Scherer PE, Pestell RG, Lisanti MP J. Biol. Chem. 2004 Jun 279 23 24745-56

Honors & Awards

  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology
    Plenary Speaker (2017)
  • ARRO
    Educator of the Year Teaching Award (2017)
  • American Cancer Society
    Research Scholar (2015)
  • Sidney Kimmel Cancer Research Foundation
    Translational Research Award (2013)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
    President Research Council Distinguished Research Award (2012)
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundation
    Research Award (2011)
  • National Lung Cancer Partnership
    Young Investigator Research Award (2011)
  • Radiological Society of North America
    RSNA Research Grant Award Winner (2011)
  • Roentgen Research Award, RSNA Research and Education Foundation
    Research Resident Award (2010)
  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
    MD/PhD Program (2005)
  • ECOG Young Investigator Award cosponsored by Aventis

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • Free to Breathe
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Research Foundation
  • NRG Oncology
  • Radiation Therapy Oncology Group
  • Radiological Society of North America