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Jheelam Banerjee PhD
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences

Research Interests

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a leading cause of cancer deaths in developed countries. I work on the role of neurotransmission in the development and progression of pancreatic cancer and the potential targeting of neurotransmitter receptor pathways for the prevention and therapy of these cancers.


  • 2007, PhD in Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Professional Experience

  • July 2010 - Present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Experimental Oncology Laboratory, Department of Biomedical and Diagnostic Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
  • 2008 - June 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Professional Societies

  • American Association for Cancer Research