Anita Mehta, PhD
Dr. Mehta's publications
Dr. Mehta received her Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from Himachal Pradesh University in 2006. She studied Biotechnology and was awarded her Master of Science at Rajasthan University in 2008.
She conducted doctoral studies towards a Ph.D. in the doctoral college for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (DK-MCD) at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and completed in 2016. While pursuing her doctoral thesis, she worked with Prof. Johannes Haybaeck on characterizing the role of altered keratin (Krt)18/8 architecture in Steatohepatitis (SH) – induced Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a hepatocyte specific manner. Afterwards, she received the Dahod-International Scholar award and continued her research work at Boston University School of Medicine, where she worked on characterizing cancer-associated microRNAs in KRAS mutant lung and triple negative breast cancers.
Her research interests are, to understand the role of tumor microenvironment and immune signaling networks in cancer pathophysiology with a focus on clinical and translational research. She is currently working on harnessing the antitumor potential of tumor-associated macrophages for cancer immunotherapy in triple negative breast cancers.
Interests Outside of Lab
Apart from research, she loves to spend time with her family, cook with her two year old daughter, run and hike.