Education

Graduate School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005), Cell Biology
Medical School
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2005)
Internship
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (2006), Internal Medicine
Residency
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

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Role of caveolin-1 in the modulation of lipolysis and lipid droplet formation.
Cohen AW, Razani B, Schubert W, Williams TM, Wang XB, Iyengar P, Brasaemle DL, Scherer PE, Lisanti MP Diabetes 2004 May 53 5 1261-70
Adipocyte-secreted factors synergistically promote mammary tumorigenesis through induction of anti-apoptotic transcriptional programs and proto-oncogene stabilization
Iyengar P, Combs TP, Shah SJ, Gouon-Evans V, Pollard JW, Albanese C, Flanagan L, Tenniswood MP, Guha C, Lisanti MP, Pestell RG, Scherer PE Oncogene September 2003 22(41) 6408-6423
Adiponectin/Acrp30, an adipocyte-specific secretory factor: physiological relevance during development.
Iyengar P, Scherer PE Pediatr Diabetes 2003 Mar 4 1 32-7
Sexual differentiation, pregnancy, calorie restriction, and aging affect the adipocyte-specific secretory protein adiponectin.
Combs TP, Berg AH, Rajala MW, Klebanov S, Iyengar P, Jimenez-Chillaron JC, Patti ME, Klein SL, Weinstein RS, Scherer PE Diabetes 2003 Feb 52 2 268-76
Constitutive and growth factor-regulated phosphorylation of caveolin-1 occurs at the same site (Tyr-14) in vivo: identification of a c-Src/Cav-1/Grb7 signaling cassette.
Lee H, Volonte D, Galbiati F, Iyengar P, Lublin DM, Bregman DB, Wilson MT, Campos-Gonzalez R, Bouzahzah B, Pestell RG, Scherer PE, Lisanti MP Mol. Endocrinol. 2000 Nov 14 11 1750-75
Ribosome-initiator tRNA complex as an intermediate in translation initiation in Escherichia coli revealed by use of mutant initiator tRNAs and specialized ribosomes.
Wu XQ, Iyengar P, RajBhandary UL EMBO J. 1996 Sep 15 17 4734-9

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
    (2001)

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