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Don Soffer Clinical Research Center 410Q
Dr. Merchant

Nipun B. Merchant, M.D.

  • Professor
  • Associate Director of Translational Research
  • Chief Surgical Officer
  • Vice Chair of Surgical Oncology Services
  • Director of Surgical Oncology Research
  • Surgery
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Dr. Merchant investigates how alterations in RAS and STAT3 signaling pathways affect the tumor stroma and immune microenvironment in pancreatic cancer. Using genetically engineered mouse models and 3-dimensional in vitro models, Dr. Merchant's lab studies how cross-talk between these pathways in the tumor and stroma affect epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition, changes in the tumor microenvironment and alterations in immune response to enhance therapeutic efficacy in pancreatic cancer.