Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair

Vinata Lokeshwar

Department Chair


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Surgery: Urology

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Urology

The Graduate School

Other Duties

Program Director, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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  • Ph.D., Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology Saint Louis University Schoolo, 1989

Awards & Honors

  • Class Mom MCG Class of 2025, 2022

  • Exemplary Teaching Award AY2021/22 Medical College of Georgia, 2022

  • Class Mom MCG Class of 2024, 2021

  • Exemplary Teaching Award AY2020/21 Medical College of Georgia, 2021

  • SWIU/SBUR Award for Excellence in Urological Research Society for Women in Urology/Society for Basic Urological Research, 2021

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • MEDI 6220

  • MEDI 6240

  • BCMB 9210

    Investigation of Problem
  • BCMB 9010

    Seminar in BMB
  • MEDI 6300

    Career Paths in Med
  • BCMB 8340

    Elements of Scientific Pres
  • MEDI 6120

    Foundations of Medicine
  • MEDI 6130

  • MEDS 3000

    Biological Chemistry
  • BCMB 9300



Selected Recent Publications

  • Targeting hyaluronic acid synthase-3 (HAS3) for the treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Citrate Transporter – A potential tumor suppressor and biomarker in renal cell carcinoma., 2022
  • Targeting V1/Chase to overcome Gemcitabine resistance., 2022
  • Molecular Oncology of Bladder Cancer from Inception to Modern Perspective., 2022
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • A 25-year perspective on evaluation and understanding of biomarkers in urologic cancers., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal