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Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

VIJAYA IRAGAVARAPU-CHARYULU, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Science


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Tel. (561) 297-3304

 
 

Vijaya Iragavarapu-Charyulu, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Science.


  • 1975: B.A., Biological Sciences, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • 1980: PhD., Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida
  • 1998: B.S., Medical Technology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida

  • 2008-Present: Associate Professor, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 2000-Present: Visiting Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL
  • 2002-2008: Assistant Professor, College of Biomedical Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
  • 1999-2002: Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
  • 1998-1999: Medical Technologist, Department of Pathology, Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 1996: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 1995-1999: Instructor, University of Miami, Miami, Florida
  • 1993-1995: Post Doctoral Fellow, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Miami, Miami, FL
  • 1980-1981: Post Doctoral Fellow, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York

  • Libreros, S., Garcia-Areas, R., Keating, P., Gazaniga, N., Robinson, P., Humbles, A., &Iragavarapu-Charyulu, V.L. (2015). Allergen induced pulmonary inflammation enhances mammary tumor growth and metastasis: Role of CHI3L1. Journal of leukocyte biology, 97(5), 929-940.
  • Stephania Libreros, R. Garcia-Areas, Y.Shibata, R. Carrio, and V. Iragavarapu-Charyulu. Induction proinflammatory mediators by CHI3L1 is reduced by chitin treatment: decreased tumor metastasis in a breast cancer model, Int. J. Cancer. 2011.
  • Jennifer L. Owen, M. F. Criscitiello, S. Libreros, R. Garcia-Areas, K. Guthrie, M. Torroella-Kouri, and Jennifer L. Owen, M. F. Criscitiello, S. Libreros, R. Garcia-Areas, R K. Guthrie, M. Torroella-Kouri, and V. Iragavarapu-Charyulu. Expression of the inflammatory chemokines CCL2, CCL5 and CXCL2 and the receptors CCR1-3 and CXCR2 in T lymphocytes from mammary tumor-bearering mice. Cellular Immunology, 270: 172-182. 2011.
  • Roberto Carrio, M. Torroella-Kouri, V. Iragavarapu-Charyulu, and D.M. Lopez. Tumor-induced thymic atrophy: Alteration in interferons and Jak/Stats signaling pathways. International J. Oncology, 38(2): 547-53. 2011.
  • Roberto Caso, R. Silvera, R. Carrio, V. Iragavarapu-Charyulu, RR Gozalez-Perez, and M. Torroella-Kouri. Blood monocytes from tumor-bearing mice: early targets of tumor-induced immune suppression? International J. Oncology, 37(4): 891-900. 2010.

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Research Interests

  • Tumor immunology
  • Role of Semaphorins (axonal guidance molecules) in breast cancer
  • Effect of chitinase-3-like-1 (CHI3L1) molecule in breast cancer progression
  • Chitin and immune modulation to inhibit tumor growth and metastasis
  • Effect of nicotine on breast cancer growth and metastasis


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