Ashok K. Saluja, Ph.D.
Eugene C. and Gail V. Sit Chair in Pancreatic and Gastrointestinal Cancer Research
Vice Chair of Research
Department of Surgery
1973 B.Sc. (Hons) Punjab Agricultural University; Punjab, India
1975 M. Sc. (Hons) Punjab Agricultural University, Punjab, India
1980 Ph.D. Washington State University (Biochemistry); WA
Postdoctoral Training: 1980 Research Fellow, Biochemistry, Washington State University; 1981-1982 Research Associate, Biochemistry, Cornell University
Physiology and Cell Biology of Pancreas: Stimulus-Secretion Coupling (intracellular signal transduction).
Etiology and Pathophysiology of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis in Animal Models.
Mechanisms of premature intra-acinar cell activation of digestive enzyme zymogens.
Alterations of intracellular calcium homeostasis in pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
Role of Inflammatory agents in determining the severity of pancreatitis.
Relationship between pancreatitis and lung injury.
Role of Protease Activated Receptors (PARs) in pancreatitis.
Heat shock proteins and their role in pancreatitis: How do HSPs prevent pancreatitis?
Pathophysiology of alcohol-induced pancreatic injury.
Role of heat shock proteins in pancreatic cancer.