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Profile of Dr. Pat Gulhati

Dr. Gulhati received a Bachelor of Science in Physiology (Honors) from The University of British Columbia. As an undergraduate, he performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Poul Sorensen to identify novel interaction partners of the chimeric oncoprotein, ETV6-NTRK3, which is implicated in cancers of varying lineages. He subsequently completed Physician-Scientist training in the combined MD/PhD program at The University of Texas. During the summer before starting medical school, he performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Don Powell elucidating the role played by Wnt proteins secreted from stromal myofibroblasts on colorectal cancer (CRC) stem cell differentiation and self-renewal.

He subsequently completed his PhD dissertation research, under the mentorship of Dr. B Mark Evers, dissecting the role of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling in CRC tumorigenesis, metastasis and therapeutic resistance. After completing Internal Medicine residency training at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, he pursued subspecialty training in Medical Oncology and a post-doctoral fellowship in Dr. Ronald DePinho’s laboratory at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. His post-doctoral research focused on pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the most aggressive and lethal cancers. Employing genetically engineered mouse models and surgically resected human specimens, he dissected the complex interplay between T cells and myeloid cells in the tumor microenvironment and their role in mediating response to immunotherapy in PDAC.

SELECTED AWARDS AND HONORS

(1) Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Chicago, IL (2018)

(2) Conquer Cancer Foundation Merit Award, Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium, San Francisco, CA (2018)

(3) Selected for Society of Translational Oncology Fellows Forum, Leesburg, VA (2017)

(4) Katherine Siebert Award for Excellence in Oncology Research, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2012)

(5) Kay and Cary W. Cooper Scholarship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2012)

(6) Robert Harrison M.D. Memorial MD/PhD Scholarship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2010)

(7) Margaret Saunders Travel Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2010)

(8) Scholar-in-Training Award, American Association for Cancer Research, San Francisco, CA (2010)

(9) Poster of Distinction at Digestive Diseases Week, American Gastroenterological Association, New Orleans, LA (2010)

(10) Shirley Patricia Parker Oncology Scholarship, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2009)

(11) Cancer Day Student Poster Presentation Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX (2009)

(12) Osler Award in Translational Medicine, National Student Research Forum, Galveston, TX (2009)

(13) Sealy Center for Cancer Biology Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (2008)

(14) MD/PhD Fellowship Award, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston TX (2006-2013)

(15) British Columbia Cancer Studentship Award, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver BC, Canada (2006)

(16) Summer Academic Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada (2005)

(17) Faculty of Medicine Summer Research Studentship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada (2005)

(18) Dean's Honor List, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada (2003-2005)

(19) Undergraduate Academic Scholarship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada (2002-2005)

(20) Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship, Government of British Columbia & University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada (2002)

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