Krushna Patra

Krushna Chandra Patra , PhD

Assistant Professor

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
Room 3310
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0521
Phone (513) ‬‭558-3060
Email patraka@ucmail.uc.edu

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Utkal University Orissa, India, 1999 (Botany)

Master's Degree: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India, 2004 (Applied Botany; Enzymology/Biotechnology)

Doctoral Degree: University of Illinois Chicago, IL, 2013 (Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics; Cancer metabolism, Cell signaling)

Residency: Harvard Medical School Boston, MA , 2019

Research Support

Grant: #2020 PanCAN Career Development Award Investigators:Patra, Krushna 09-01-2020 -08-31-2022 Pancreatic Cancer Network Delineating oncogenic circuitries of GNAS mutant pancreatic neoplasms Role:PI $200,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #K22CA237817 Investigators:Patra, Krushna 05-01-2021 -04-30-2024 National Cancer Institute Investigation of the mitochondrial function in GNAS mutant neoplasms Role:PI 195196.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Weerasekara, Vajira K; Patra, Krushna C; Bardeesy, Nabeel (2019. ) EGFR Pathway Links Amino Acid Levels and Induction of Macropinocytosis.Developmental cell, , 50 (3 ) ,261-263 More Information

Goyal, Lipika; Shi, Lei; Liu, Leah Y; Fece de la Cruz, Ferran; Lennerz, Jochen K; Raghavan, Srivatsan; Leschiner, Ignaty; Elagina, Liudmila; Siravegna, Giulia; Ng, Raymond W S; Vu, Phuong; Patra, Krushna C; Saha, Supriya K; Uppot, Raul N; Arellano, Ron; Reyes, Stephanie; Sagara, Takeshi; Otsuki, Sachie; Nadres, Brandon; Shahzade, Heather A; Dey-Guha, Ipsita; Fetter, Isobel J; Baiev, Islam; Van Seventer, Emily E; Murphy, Janet E; Ferrone, Cristina R; Tanabe, Kenneth K; Deshpande, Vikram; Harding, James J; Yaeger, Rona; Kelley, Robin K; Bardelli, Alberto; Iafrate, A John; Hahn, William C; Benes, Cyril H; Ting, David T; Hirai, Hiroshi; Getz, Gad; Juric, Dejan; Zhu, Andrew X; Corcoran, Ryan B; Bardeesy, Nabeel (2019. ) TAS-120 Overcomes Resistance to ATP-Competitive FGFR Inhibitors in Patients with FGFR2 Fusion-Positive Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.Cancer discovery, , 9 (8 ) ,1064-1079 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Weerasekara, Vajira K; Bardeesy, Nabeel (2019. ) AMPK-Mediated Lysosome Biogenesis in Lung Cancer Growth.Cell metabolism, , 29 (2 ) ,238-240 More Information

Hill, Margaret A; Alexander, William B; Guo, Bing; Kato, Yasutaka; Patra, Krushna; O'Dell, Michael R; McCall, Matthew N; Whitney-Miller, Christa L; Bardeesy, Nabeel; Hezel, Aram F (2018. ) Kras and Tp53 Mutations Cause Cholangiocyte- and Hepatocyte-Derived Cholangiocarcinoma.Cancer research, , 78 (16 ) ,4445-4451 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Kato, Yasutaka; Mizukami, Yusuke; Widholz, Sebastian; Boukhali, Myriam; Revenco, Iulia; Grossman, Elizabeth A; Ji, Fei; Sadreyev, Ruslan I; Liss, Andrew S; Screaton, Robert A; Sakamoto, Kei; Ryan, David P; Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Castillo, Carlos Fernandez-Del; Nomura, Daniel K; Haas, Wilhelm; Bardeesy, Nabeel (2018. ) Mutant GNAS drives pancreatic tumourigenesis by inducing PKA-mediated SIK suppression and reprogramming lipid metabolism.Nature cell biology, , 20 (7 ) ,811-822 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Bardeesy, Nabeel (2018. ) A Cell Size Theory of Aging.Developmental cell, , 45 (6 ) ,665-666 More Information

Nogueira, Veronique; Patra, Krushna C; Hay, Nissim (2018. ) Selective eradication of cancer displaying hyperactive Akt by exploiting the metabolic consequences of Akt activation.eLife, , 7 , More Information

DeWaal, Dannielle; Nogueira, Veronique; Terry, Alexander R; Patra, Krushna C; Jeon, Sang-Min; Guzman, Grace; Au, Jennifer; Long, Christopher P; Antoniewicz, Maciek R; Hay, Nissim (2018. ) Hexokinase-2 depletion inhibits glycolysis and induces oxidative phosphorylation in hepatocellular carcinoma and sensitizes to metformin.Nature communications, , 9 (1 ) ,446 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Bardeesy, Nabeel; Mizukami, Yusuke (2017. ) Diversity of Precursor Lesions For Pancreatic Cancer: The Genetics and Biology of Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm.Clinical and translational gastroenterology, , 8 (4 ) ,e86 More Information

Yu, Wan-Ni; Nogueira, Veronique; Sobhakumari, Arya; Patra, Krushna C; Bhaskar, Prashanth T; Hay, Nissim (2015. ) Systemic Akt1 Deletion after Tumor Onset in p53(-/-) Mice Increases Lifespan and Regresses Thymic Lymphoma Emulating p53 Restoration.Cell reports, , 12 (4 ) ,610-21 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Hay, Nissim (2014. ) The pentose phosphate pathway and cancer.Trends in biochemical sciences, , 39 (8 ) ,347-54 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Hay, Nissim (2013. ) Hexokinase 2 as oncotarget.Oncotarget, , 4 (11 ) ,1862-3 More Information

Patra, Krushna C; Wang, Qi; Bhaskar, Prashanth T; Miller, Luke; Wang, Zebin; Wheaton, Will; Chandel, Navdeep; Laakso, Markku; Muller, William J; Allen, Eric L; Jha, Abhishek K; Smolen, Gromoslaw A; Clasquin, Michelle F; Robey, Brooks; Hay, Nissim (2013. ) Hexokinase 2 is required for tumor initiation and maintenance and its systemic deletion is therapeutic in mouse models of cancer.Cancer cell, , 24 (2 ) ,213-228 More Information

Roy, Nilotpal; Bommi, Prashant V; Bhat, Uppoor G; Bhattacharjee, Shaumick; Elangovan, Indira; Li, Jing; Patra, Krushna C; Kopanja, Dragana; Blunier, Adam; Benya, Richard; Bagchi, Srilata; Raychaudhuri, Pradip (2013. ) DDB2 suppresses epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in colon cancer.Cancer research, , 73 (12 ) ,3771-82 More Information

Bhaskar, Prashanth T; Nogueira, Veronique; Patra, Krushna C; Jeon, Sang-Min; Park, Youngkyu; Robey, R Brooks; Hay, Nissim (2009. ) mTORC1 hyperactivity inhibits serum deprivation-induced apoptosis via increased hexokinase II and GLUT1 expression, sustained Mcl-1 expression, and glycogen synthase kinase 3beta inhibition.Molecular and cellular biology, , 29 (18 ) ,5136-47 More Information

Banerjee, Rintu; Mukherjee, Gargi; Patra, Krushna Chandra (2005. ) Microbial transformation of tannin-rich substrate to gallic acid through co-culture method.Bioresource technology, , 96 (8 ) ,949-53 More Information

Qiao, Shuxi; Koh, Siang-Boon; Vivekanandan, Varunika; Salunke, Devika; Patra, Krushna Chandra; Zaganjor, Elma; Ross, Kenneth; Mizukami, Yusuke; Jeanfavre, Sarah; Chen, Athena; Mino-Kenudson, Mari; Ramaswamy, Sridhar; Clish, Clary; Haigis, Marcia; Bardeesy, Nabeel; Ellisen, Leif W (2020. ) REDD1 loss reprograms lipid metabolism to drive progression of RAS mutant tumors.Genes & development, , More Information

Vilfranc, Chrystelle L; Che, Li-Xiao; Patra, Krushna C; Niu, Liang; Olowokure, Olugbenga; Wang, Jiang; Shah, Shimul A; Du, Chun-Ying (2021. ) BIR repeat-containing ubiquitin conjugating enzyme (BRUCE) regulation of ?-catenin signaling in the progression of drug-induced hepatic fibrosis and carcinogenesis.World journal of hepatology, , 13 (3 ) ,343-361 More Information

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(2018. ) Frontiers in RAS pathobiology and drug discovery, ASBMB meetings, Vermont, USA .

(2018. ) Harvard Medical School-PANC meeting, Boston, USA .

(2018. ) Tumor metabolism (A5), Keystone meetings. Snowbird, Utah, USA .

(2018. ) Barbados workshop on cancer epigenetics, Barbados .

(2013. ) Tumor metabolism (X4), Keystone meetings. Keystone, Colorado, USA .

(2012. ) Mechanisms and models of cancer, Cold Spring Harbor meetings, Newyork, USA .

Honors and Awards

2016 -2017 Department of Defense Post-doctoral Fellowship (PRCRP Horizon award), USA

2015 -2017 Andrew Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research Award, MGH, Boston, USA

2011 -2013 Department of Defense Pre-doctoral Fellowship(BCRP), USA

2003 -2004 Council of Science and Industrial Research NET/JRF Award, India

2002 -2003 All India Graduate Aptitude Test of Engineering Fellowship, India

Contact Information

Academic - Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267-0521
Phone: (513) ‬‭558-3060
patraka@ucmail.uc.edu