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Prabhani Upeka Atukorale PhD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentMolecular, Cell and Cancer Biology
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst
240 Thatcher Road, S684
Amherst MA 01003
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentMolecular, Cell and Cancer Biology

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    DepartmentBiochemistry and Molecular Biotechnology

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    DepartmentCancer Biology

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentImmunology and Microbiology Program

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    DepartmentInterdisciplinary Graduate Program

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    DepartmentMD/PhD Program

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    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, United StatesBE
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United StatesME
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United StatesPHD

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    1. Kane GI, Lusi CF, Brassil ML, Atukorale PU. Engineering approaches for innate immune-mediated tumor microenvironment remodeling. Immunooncol Technol. 2024 Mar; 21:100406. PMID: 38213392.
    2. Chibaya L, Lusi CF, DeMarco KD, Kane GI, Brassil ML, Parikh CN, Murphy KC, Li J, Naylor TE, Cerrutti J, Peura J, Pitarresi JR, Zhu LJ, Fitzgerald KA, Atukorale PU, Ruscetti M. Nanoparticle delivery of innate immune agonists combines with senescence-inducing agents to mediate T cell control of pancreatic cancer. bioRxiv. 2023 Sep 18. PMID: 37790484.
    3. Bharadwaj R, Lusi CF, Mashayekh S, Nagar A, Subbarao M, Kane GI, Wodzanowski KA, Brown AR, Okuda K, Monahan A, Paik D, Nandy A, Anonick MV, Goldman WE, Kanneganti TD, Orzalli MH, Grimes CL, Atukorale PU, Silverman N. Methotrexate suppresses psoriatic skin inflammation by inhibiting muropeptide transporter SLC46A2 activity. Immunity. 2023 05 09; 56(5):998-1012.e8. PMID: 37116499.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    4. Atukorale PU, Moon TJ, Bokatch AR, Lusi CF, Routhier JT, Deng VJ, Karathanasis E. Dual agonist immunostimulatory nanoparticles combine with PD1 blockade for curative neoadjuvant immunotherapy of aggressive cancers. Nanoscale. 2022 Jan 27; 14(4):1144-1159. PMID: 35023530.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    5. Covarrubias G, Moon TJ, Loutrianakis G, Sims HM, Umapathy MP, Lorkowski ME, Bielecki PA, Wiese ML, Atukorale PU, Karathanasis E. Comparison of the uptake of untargeted and targeted immunostimulatory nanoparticles by immune cells in the microenvironment of metastatic breast cancer. J Mater Chem B. 2022 01 05; 10(2):224-235. PMID: 34846443.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    6. Becicka WM, Bielecki PA, Lorkowski ME, Moon TJ, Zhang Y, Atukorale PU, Covarrubias G, Karathanasis E. The effect of PEGylation on the efficacy and uptake of an immunostimulatory nanoparticle in the tumor immune microenvironment. Nanoscale Adv. 2021 Aug 25; 3(17):4961-4972. PMID: 34485818.
    7. Bielecki PA, Lorkowski ME, Becicka WM, Atukorale PU, Moon TJ, Zhang Y, Wiese M, Covarrubias G, Ravichandran S, Karathanasis E. Immunostimulatory silica nanoparticle boosts innate immunity in brain tumors. Nanoscale Horiz. 2021 02 01; 6(2):156-167. PMID: 33400743.
    8. Lorkowski ME, Atukorale PU, Ghaghada KB, Karathanasis E. Stimuli-Responsive Iron Oxide Nanotheranostics: A Versatile and Powerful Approach for Cancer Therapy. Adv Healthc Mater. 2021 03; 10(5):e2001044. PMID: 33225633.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Lorkowski ME, Atukorale PU, Bielecki PA, Tong KH, Covarrubias G, Zhang Y, Loutrianakis G, Moon TJ, Santulli AR, Becicka WM, Karathanasis E. Immunostimulatory nanoparticle incorporating two immune agonists for the treatment of pancreatic tumors. J Control Release. 2021 02 10; 330:1095-1105. PMID: 33188827.
      Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    10. Atukorale PU, Raghunathan SP, Raguveer V, Moon TJ, Zheng C, Bielecki PA, Wiese ML, Goldberg AL, Covarrubias G, Hoimes CJ, Karathanasis E. Nanoparticle Encapsulation of Synergistic Immune Agonists Enables Systemic Codelivery to Tumor Sites and IFN?-Driven Antitumor Immunity. Cancer Res. 2019 10 15; 79(20):5394-5406. PMID: 31431457.
      Citations: 33     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Atukorale PU, Guven ZP, Bekdemir A, Carney RP, Van Lehn RC, Yun DS, Jacob Silva PH, Demurtas D, Yang YS, Alexander-Katz A, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ. Structure-Property Relationships of Amphiphilic Nanoparticles That Penetrate or Fuse Lipid Membranes. Bioconjug Chem. 2018 04 18; 29(4):1131-1140. PMID: 29465986.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    
    12. Yang YS, Atukorale PU, D Moynihan K, Bekdemir A, Rakhra K, Tang L, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ. Erratum: High-throughput quantitation of inorganic nanoparticle biodistribution at the single-cell level using mass cytometry. Nat Commun. 2017 08 14; 8:15343. PMID: 28805202.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    
    13. Yang YS, Atukorale PU, Moynihan KD, Bekdemir A, Rakhra K, Tang L, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ. High-throughput quantitation of inorganic nanoparticle biodistribution at the single-cell level using mass cytometry. Nat Commun. 2017 01 17; 8:14069. PMID: 28094297.
      Citations: 30     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    14. Atukorale PU, Covarrubias G, Bauer L, Karathanasis E. Vascular targeting of nanoparticles for molecular imaging of diseased endothelium. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2017 04; 113:141-156. PMID: 27639317.
      Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    15. Atukorale PU, Yang YS, Bekdemir A, Carney RP, Silva PJ, Watson N, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ. Influence of the glycocalyx and plasma membrane composition on amphiphilic gold nanoparticle association with erythrocytes. Nanoscale. 2015 Jul 14; 7(26):11420-32. PMID: 26077112.
      Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    16. Van Lehn RC, Atukorale PU, Carney RP, Yang YS, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ, Alexander-Katz A. Effect of particle diameter and surface composition on the spontaneous fusion of monolayer-protected gold nanoparticles with lipid bilayers. Nano Lett. 2013 Sep 11; 13(9):4060-7. PMID: 23915118.
      Citations: 56     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    17. Jewell CM, Jung JM, Atukorale PU, Carney RP, Stellacci F, Irvine DJ. Oligonucleotide delivery by cell-penetrating "striped" nanoparticles. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2011 Dec 16; 50(51):12312-12315. PMID: 22028047.
      Citations: 19     Fields:    
    18. Hu Y, Atukorale PU, Lu JJ, Moon JJ, Um SH, Cho EC, Wang Y, Chen J, Irvine DJ. Cytosolic delivery mediated via electrostatic surface binding of protein, virus, or siRNA cargos to pH-responsive core-shell gel particles. Biomacromolecules. 2009 Apr 13; 10(4):756-65. PMID: 19239276.
      Citations: 24     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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