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Swastika Sur, Ph.D.

Swastika Sur, Ph.D.

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  • Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences - Creighton University, Omaha, NE - August 2016
  • MSc., Biotechnology - Bangalore University, India - June 2006
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA - Sept.,2016 to June, 2017

Swastika grew up in Kolkata, India. She earned her PhD degree from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. Her thesis research involved the investigation of the role of Polo-Like Kinase 1 and smooth muscle cells in coronary artery bypass conduits and arteries following angioplasty. Before that, Swastika earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Biotechnology from Bangalore University, India.

  • Best Oral Presentation Award in Basic Science Category, Creighton University, 2015
  • Margaret P. Moffat Award for Best Poster in Biomedical Sciences,, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences North America, 2015
  • Oral Presentatio at the Surgical Revascularization for Ischemic Heart Disease III session, American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions,, 2014
  1. Sur S, Agrawal DK. Phosphatases and kinases regulating CDC25 activity in the cell cycle: clinical implications of CDC25 overexpression and potential treatment strategies. Mol Cell Biochem. 2016 May; 416(1-2):33-46. View in PubMed
  2. Sur S, Swier VJ, Radwan MM, Agrawal DK. Increased Expression of Phosphorylated Polo-Like Kinase 1 and Histone in Bypass Vein Graft and Coronary Arteries following Angioplasty. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0147937. View in PubMed
  3. Baskar K, Sur S, Selvaraj V, Agrawal DK. Functional constituents of a local serotonergic system, intrinsic to the human coronary artery smooth muscle cells. Mol Biol Rep. 2015 Aug; 42(8):1295-307. View in PubMed
  4. Sur S, Sugimoto JT, Agrawal DK. Coronary artery bypass graft: why is the saphenous vein prone to intimal hyperplasia? Can J Physiol Pharmacol. 2014 Jul; 92(7):531-45. View in PubMed
  5. Sur S, Agrawal DK. Transactivation of EGFR by G protein-coupled receptor in the pathophysiology of intimal hyperplasia. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2014 Mar; 12(2):190-201. View in PubMed
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  1. Swastika Sur, "Polo-Like Kinase 1 and Smooth Muscle Cells in Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits and Coronary Arteries Following Angioplasty" Ph.D. Dissertation, Creighton School of Medicine, May 2016.
  2. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, and Devendra K. Agrawal, "Polo Like Kinase 1 Regulates Smooth Muscle Cell Proliferation In The G2-M Phase In Human Coronary Artery Bypass Conduits," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA), Poster Presentation. 
  3. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, Sugimoto Jeffrey T, and Agrawal Devendra K "PDGF-BB induces phosphorylation of Polo-Like Kinase-1 to potentiate proliferation of smooth muscle cells in human saphenous vein: Potential Implication in Vein-Graft Disease," St. Albert's Day Student Research Forum, Poster Presentation. 
  4. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, Vicki J. Swier, and Devendra K. Agrawal, "Increased Activity of PLK1 in the Pathogenesis Of Neointimal Hyperplasia Following Angioplasty And Saphenous Vein Bypass Graft," Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum, Oral Presentation. 
  5. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, Sugimoto Jeffrey T, and Agrawal Devendra K, "PDGF-BB induces phosphorylation of Polo-Like Kinase-1 to potentiate proliferation of smooth muscle cells in human saphenous vein: Potential Implication in Vein-Graft Disease," Annual Meeting of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences – North American Section, Poster Presentation. 
  6. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, Sugimoto Jeffrey T, and Agrawal Devendra K, "PDGF-BB induces phosphorylation of Polo-Like Kinase-1 to potentiate proliferation of smooth muscle cells in human saphenous vein: Potential Implication in Vein-Graft Disease," St. Albert's Day Student Research Forum, Oral Presentation. 
  7. Swastika Sur, Songcang Chen, Sugimoto Jeffrey T, and Devendra K. Agrawal, "Role of Polo-Like Kinase 1 in Intimal Hyperplasia in Saphenous Vein Graft: Potential Implication in Vein-Graft Disease, American Heart Association's (AHA) Scientific Sessions, Oral Presentation. 
  8. Selvaraj, Kannan Bhaskar, Swastika Sur, and Devendra K. Agrawal, "Intrinsic Serotonergic System in Human Coronary Artery Smooth Muscle Cells: Potential Implication in Coronary Artery Disease," 81st Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society, Poster Presentation. 
  9. Swastika Sur, Velidi Rao, Vikash Kansal, and Devendra K Agrawal, "Potential Regulation of Intimal Hyperplasia by ADAM12 and Polo-Like Kinase-1 in Human Saphenous Vein Grafts in Coronary Artery Bypass Patients,"Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA), Poster Presentation. 
  10. Vikash Kansal, Swastika Sur, Velidi Rao, and Devendra K Agrawal, "Vitamin D3 Attenuates ADAM-12-Mediated Shedding of EGFR in Carotid Artery Smooth Muscle Cells of Hypercholesterolemic Swine," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA), Poster Presentation. 
  11. Velidi Rao, Vikash Kansal, Swastika Sur, and Devendra K Agrawal "Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Increases MMP-9 Expression in Carotid Plaques of Symptomatic Patients with Carotid Stenosis," Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology (AHA), Poster Presentation.
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  1. Swastika Sur and Devendra K. Agrawal. (2013) "PTEN and Cell Signaling in Health and Disease", in PTEN: Structure,Mechanisms-of-Action, Role in Cell Signaling and Regulation Chapters, 1st Edition, Nova Publishers.

 

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