NADEEM ZAFAR, MBBS, MPhil

Associate Professor and Residency Program Director-Pathology
Associate Professor- Clinical Lab Sciences

Office: 534 930 MADISON BUILDING
930 MADISON AVENUE
MEMPHIS TN 38163
Tel: (901) 448-6436
nzafar@uthsc.edu

My Current CV

Research Keywords

 Colorectal Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Nanotechnology, Healthcare Disparity

Research Interest/Specialty

1.      PC130870 DOD  (Chauhan-PI; Zafar Co-I) 09/21/2014-08/20/2017 A Novel Therapeutic Modality for Advanced Stage Prostate Cancer Treatment- To Investigate Ormeloxifene Use in Prostate Cancer Therapeutics.

2.      1R01CA206069-01 NIH/NCI (PI: Chauhan; Zafar Co-I) 06/01/16 - 05/30/21 Development of Targeted Nanotechnology Platform for Pancreatic Cancer. To Develop a Novel Therapeutic Modality for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging and Treatment.

3.      1R01CA210192-01 NIH/NCI (PI: Chauhan; Zafar Co-I) 06/01/16 - 05/30/21 Development of Targeted Nanotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer. To Develop a Novel Therapeutic Modality for Pancreatic Cancer Imaging and Treatment.

4.      1R01CA204552-01 NIH/NCI (PI: Chauhan; Zafar Co-I) 06/01/16 - 05/30/21 MUC13 Mucin in Colorectal Cancer Health Disparity. 

https://news.uthsc.edu/professor-subhash-c-chauhan-receives-1-75-million-grant-colorectal-cancer-research/

https://news.uthsc.edu/researcher-subhash-chauhan-receives-3-4-million-grants-pancreatic-cancer-research/

Publications

  1. Horwitz, SM, Zelenetz, AD, Gordon, LI, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Byrd, JC, Fayad, LE, Fisher, RI, Glenn, MJ, Habermann, TM, Lee Harris, N, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, F, Hoppe, RT, Kaminski, MS, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Lunning, M, Nademanee, A, Press, O, Rabinovitch, R, Reddy, N, Reid, E, Roberts, K, Saad, AA, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, M, Sundar, H, Porcu, P. NCCN Guidelines Insights: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas, Version 3.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 14 (9), 1067-79, 2016.
  2. Nagesh, PK, Johnson, NR, Boya, VK, Chowdhury, P, Othman, SF, Khalilzad-Sharghi, V, Hafeez, BB, Ganju, A, Khan, S, Behrman, SW, Zafar, N, Chauhan, SC, Jaggi, M, Yallapu, MM. PSMA targeted docetaxel-loaded superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for prostate cancer. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces, 144, 8-20, 2016.
  3. Khan, S, Sikander, M, Ebeling, MC, Ganju, A, Kumari, S, Yallapu, MM, Hafeez, BB, Ise, T, Nagata, S, Zafar, N, Behrman, SW, Wan, JY, Ghimire, HM, Sahay, P, Pradhan, P, Chauhan, SC, Jaggi, M. MUC13 interaction with receptor tyrosine kinase HER2 drives pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma progression. Oncogene, 2016.
  4. Zelenetz, AD, Gordon, LI, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Byrd, JC, Fayad, LE, Fisher, RI, Glenn, MJ, Habermann, TM, Lee Harris, N, Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, F, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kaminski, MS, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Lunning, M, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Rabinovitch, R, Reddy, N, Reid, E, Roberts, K, Saad, AA, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, M, Sundar, H. Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Version 1.2016. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 14 (2), 196-231, 2016.
  5. Zaman, MS, Chauhan, N, Yallapu, MM, Gara, RK, Maher, DM, Kumari, S, Sikander, M, Khan, S, Zafar, N, Jaggi, M, Chauhan, SC. Curcumin Nanoformulation for Cervical Cancer Treatment. Sci Rep, 6, 20051, 2015.
  6. Khan, S, Ebeling, MC, Chauhan, N, Thompson, PA, Gara, RK, Ganju, A, Yallapu, MM, Behrman, SW, Zhao, H, Zafar, N, Singh, MM, Jaggi, M, Chauhan, SC. Ormeloxifene suppresses desmoplasia and enhances sensitivity of gemcitabine in pancreatic cancer. Cancer Res, 75 (11), 2292-304, 2015.
  7. Zelenetz, AD, Gordon, LI, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, LE, Fisher, RI, Glenn, MJ, Habermann, TM, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Rabinovitch, R, Reddy, N, Reid, E, Saad, AA, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Wilson, L, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, M, Sundar, H, ,. Chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, version 1.2015. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 13 (3), 326-62, 2015.
  8. Khan, S, Chauhan, N, Yallapu, MM, Ebeling, MC, Balakrishna, S, Ellis, RT, Thompson, PA, Balabathula, P, Behrman, SW, Zafar, N, Singh, MM, Halaweish, FT, Jaggi, M, Chauhan, SC. Nanoparticle formulation of ormeloxifene for pancreatic cancer. Biomaterials, 53, 731-43, 2014.
  9. Yallapu, MM, Khan, S, Maher, DM, Ebeling, MC, Sundram, V, Chauhan, N, Ganju, A, Balakrishna, S, Gupta, BK, Zafar, N, Jaggi, M, Chauhan, SC. Anti-cancer activity of curcumin loaded nanoparticles in prostate cancer. Biomaterials, 35 (30), 8635-48, 2014.
  10. Khan, S, Ebeling, MC, Zaman, MS, Sikander, M, Yallapu, MM, Chauhan, N, Yacoubian, AM, Behrman, SW, Zafar, N, Kumar, D, Thompson, PA, Jaggi, M, Chauhan, SC. MicroRNA-145 targets MUC13 and suppresses growth and invasion of pancreatic cancer. Oncotarget, 5 (17), 7599-609, 2014.
  11. Zelenetz, AD, Gordon, LI, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, LE, Fisher, RI, Glenn, MJ, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Rabinovitch, R, Reddy, N, Reid, E, Saad, AA, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, M, Sundar, H, ,. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, version 4.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12 (9), 1282-303, 2014.
  12. Zelenetz, AD, Gordon, LI, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Bellam, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, LE, Fisher, RI, Glenn, MJ, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Rabinovitch, R, Reddy, N, Reid, E, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, M, Sundar, H. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, version 2.2014. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12 (6), 916-46, 2014.
  13. Gupta, RK, Pillappa, R, Stone, I, Zafar, N. Basaloid carcinoma: rare human papillomavirus-related variant of squamous cell carcinoma of the anorectum: a case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol, 57 (2), 345-7, 2014.
  14. Qayyum, S, Parikh, JG, Zafar, N. Primary renal angiosarcoma with extensive necrosis: a difficult diagnosis. Case Rep Pathol, 2014, 416170, 2014.
  15. Zelenetz, AD, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Bellam, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, LE, Glenn, MJ, Gockerman, JP, Gordon, LI, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Pro, B, Reddy, N, Sokol, L, Swinnen, L, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Dwyer, MA, Naganuma, M, ,. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, version 1.2013. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 11 (3), 257-72; quiz 273, 2013.
  16. Qayyum, S, Meacham, R, Sebelik, M, Zafar, N. Sialolipoma of the parotid gland: Case report with literature review comparing major and minor salivary gland sialolipomas. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol, 17 (1), 95-7, 2013.
  17. Zelenetz, AD, Wierda, WG, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Bellam, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, L, Glenn, MJ, Gockerman, JP, Gordon, LI, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, Krivacic, S, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Pro, B, Reddy, N, Sokol, L, Swinnen, L, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N, Naganuma, M, Dwyer, MA. Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas, version 3.2012. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 10 (12), 1487-98, 2012.
  18. Zelenetz, AD, Abramson, JS, Advani, RH, Andreadis, CB, Bartlett, N, Bellam, N, Byrd, JC, Czuczman, MS, Fayad, LE, Glenn, MJ, Gockerman, JP, Gordon, LI, Harris, NL, Hoppe, RT, Horwitz, SM, Kelsey, CR, Kim, YH, LaCasce, AS, Nademanee, A, Porcu, P, Press, O, Pro, B, Reddy, N, Sokol, L, Swinnen, LJ, Tsien, C, Vose, JM, Wierda, WG, Yahalom, J, Zafar, N. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 9 (5), 484-560, 2011.
  19. Zafar, N, Johns, CD. Pleomorphic (sarcomatoid) carcinoma of lung--cytohistologic and immunohistochemical features. Diagn Cytopathol, 39 (2), 115-6, 2011.
  20. Benstein, BD, Likes, W, Bloom, L, Zafar, N. An unusual artifact in a liquid-based vulvar cytology specimen. Diagn Cytopathol, 38 (2), 117-8, 2010.
  21. Zafar, N, Balazs, L, Benstein, BD. Synchronous high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion and adenocarcinoma in situ of cervix in a young woman presenting with hyperchromatic crowded groups in the cervical cytology specimen: report of a case. Diagn Cytopathol, 36 (11), 823-6, 2008.
  22. Likes, WM, Benstein, BD, Bloom, LI, Zafar, N. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease. Home study course: Fall 2008. J Low Genit Tract Dis, 12 (4), 320-4, 2008.
  23. Zafar, N. Enterobius (Pinworm) ova in a liquid-based gynecologic cytology specimen. Diagn Cytopathol, 2008.
  24. Zafar, N. Histoplasmosis in fine-needle aspiration cytology of axillary lymph node in an HIV-positive woman with clinical suspicion of lymphoma. Diagn Cytopathol, 2008.
  25. Vieira, FO, El Gandour, O, Buadi, FK, Williams, GB, Shires, CB, Zafar, N. Plasmablastic lymphoma in a previously undiagnosed AIDS patient: a case report. Head Neck Pathol, 2 (2), 92-6, 2008.
  26. Zafar, N. Megakaryocytes in sentinel lymph node--a potential source for diagnostic error. Breast J, 13 (3), 308-9, 2007.
  27. Zafar, N, Spencer, D, Berry, AD. Embryonal adenoma of the kidney: a report of two cases. Diagn Cytopathol, 16 (1), 42-6, 1997.
  28. Zafar, N, Moinuddin, S. Mediastinal needle biopsy. A 15-year experience with 139 cases. Cancer, 76 (6), 1065-8, 1995.