Gabriel Mpilla

 

 







Gabriel Mpilla
(Graduated 3/24/2021)

Dissertation Mentor: Dr. Asfar Azmi 

Research Focus: Therapy Resistance in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors.

Grants, Awards, Scholarships:

2020 - 2021 NIH Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2019 - Graduate Student Professional Travel Award (WSU-SOM)                                       
2019 - Honorable mention Award (Chun-Pu Lee endowed GSRPD) (WSU-SOM)              
2019 - 2020 NIH Ruth L. Kirschenstein Research Training Recipient (T32-CA009531), Wayne State University
2018 - Audience Choice-Best Poster (Chuan-Pu Lee endowed GSRPD) (WSU-SOM)          
2018 - Cancer Biology Graduate Research Symposium Third Place Poster Presentation Award
2018 - 2019 Wayne State University Graduate School Dean Mathur Fellowship
2017 - 2018 Wayne State University Graduate School Dean Mathur Fellowship
2016 - 2017 Wayne State University Graduate School Dean Mathur Fellowship 
2016 Cancer Biology Director's Award Wayne State University School of Medicine

Publications:

Mpilla G.B. et al. Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: Therapeutic Challenges and Research Limitations. World J. Gastroenterol 2020; 26:4036-54.

Mpilla, G.B., et al. PAK4-NAMPT Dual Inhibition as a Novel Strategy for Therapy Resistant Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors. Cancers (Basel) in 2019;11:1902.

Husain Yar Khan, Jeans Ge, Misako Nagasaka, Amro Aboukameel, Gabriel Mpilla et. al. Targeting XPO1 and PAK4 in 8505c Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Cells: Putative Implications for Overcoming Lenvatinib Therapy Resistance. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2020;21:237.

Husain Y.K., Gabriel Mpilla, et al. Calcium Release-Activated Calcium (CRAC) Channel Inhibition Suppresses Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Cell Proliferation and Patient Derived Tumor Growth. Cancers (Basel) 2020;12:750.

Sexton, R.E., Mpilla, G., Kim, S., Philip P.A., and Azmi, A.S., Ras and exosome signaling. Semin Cancer Biol, 2019;54:131-7.

Education:
Delaware State University, B.S.

Hometown: Mbalmayo, Cameroon