Natalie Serkova, PhD
Professor, Radiology

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Bremen (1997)
Residency:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Anesthesiology (2000)
Languages: English, German, Russian
Department: Radiology

Professional Titles

  • Professor

Recognition & Awards

  • Tenure, University of Colorado (2016)

Publications

  • Veo B, Danis E, Pierce A, Sola I, Wang D, Foreman NK, Jin J, Ma A, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Combined functional genomic and chemical screens identify SETD8 as a therapeutic target in MYC-driven medulloblastoma. JCI Insight. 2019 Jan 10;4(1). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30626740
  • Green AL, DeSisto J, Flannery P, Lemma R, Knox A, Lemieux M, Sanford B, O'Rourke R, Ramkissoon S, Jones K, Perry J, Hui X, Moroze E, Balakrishnan I, O'Neill AF, Dunn K, DeRyckere D, Danis E, Safadi A, Gilani A, Hubbell-Engler B, Nuss Z, Levy JMM, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Graham DK, Foreman N, Ligon K, Jones K, Kung AL, Vibhakar R. BPTF regulates growth of adult and pediatric high-grade glioma through the MYC pathway. Oncogene. 2019 Dec 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31844250
  • Behbahani RA, Diot Q, Kavanagh B, Serkova NJ, Miften M, Westerly DC. Electromagnetic wave propagation in a fast pulse line ion accelerator. Med Phys. 2019 Dec;46(12):5714-5721. PubMed PMID: 31622500
  • Wang G, Serkova NJ, Groman EV, Scheinman RI, Simberg D. Feraheme (Ferumoxytol) Is Recognized by Proinflammatory and Anti-inflammatory Macrophages via Scavenger Receptor Type AI/II. Mol Pharm. 2019 Oct 7;16(10):4274-4281. PubMed PMID: 31556296
  • Pierce AM, Witt DA, Donson AM, Gilani A, Sanford B, Sill M, Van Court B, Oweida A, Prince EW, Steiner J, Danis E, Dorris K, Hankinson T, Handler MH, Jones KL, Karam SD, Serkova NJ, Vibhakar R, Foreman NK, Griesinger AM. Establishment of patient-derived orthotopic xenograft model of 1q posterior fossa group A ependymoma. Neuro Oncol. 2019 Dec 17;21(12):1540-1551. PubMed PMID: 31276586
  • Dhar D, Raina K, Kant R, Wempe MF, Serkova NJ, Agarwal C, Agarwal R. Bitter melon juice-intake modulates glucose metabolism and lactate efflux in tumors in its efficacy against pancreatic cancer. Carcinogenesis. 2019 Jun 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31194859
  • Serkova NJ, Davis DM, Steiner J, Agarwal R. Quantitative NMR-Based Metabolomics on Tissue Biomarkers and Its Translation into In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. Methods Mol Biol. 2019;1978:369-387. PubMed PMID: 31119675
  • Oweida AJ, Bhatia S, Van Court B, Darragh L, Serkova N, Karam SD. Intramucosal Inoculation of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Cells in Mice for Tumor Immune Profiling and Treatment Response Assessment. J Vis Exp. 2019 Apr 22;(146). PubMed PMID: 31058896
  • Bhatia S, Oweida A, Lennon S, Darragh LB, Milner D, Phan AV, Mueller AC, Van Court B, Raben D, Serkova NJ, Wang XJ, Jimeno A, Clambey ET, Pasquale EB, Karam SD. Inhibition of EphB4-Ephrin-B2 Signaling Reprograms the Tumor Immune Microenvironment in Head and Neck Cancers. Cancer Res. 2019 May 15;79(10):2722-2735. PubMed PMID: 30894369
  • Jones AK, Brown LD, Rozance PJ, Serkova NJ, Hay WW Jr, Friedman JE, Wesolowski SR. Differential effects of intrauterine growth restriction and a hypersinsulinemic-isoglycemic clamp on metabolic pathways and insulin action in the fetal liver. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2019 May 1;316(5):R427-R440. PubMed PMID: 30758974
  • Keenan KE, Biller JR, Delfino JG, Boss MA, Does MD, Evelhoch JL, Griswold MA, Gunter JL, Hinks RS, Hoffman SW, Kim G, Lattanzi R, Li X, Marinelli L, Metzger GJ, Mukherjee P, Nordstrom RJ, Peskin AP, Perez E, Russek SE, Sahiner B, Serkova N, Shukla-Dave A, Steckner M, Stupic KF, Wilmes LJ, Wu HH, Zhang H, Jackson EF, Sullivan DC. Recommendations towards standards for quantitative MRI (qMRI) and outstanding needs. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Jun;49(7):e26-e39. PubMed PMID: 30680836
  • Veo B, Danis E, Pierce A, Sola I, Wang D, Foreman NK, Jin J, Ma A, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Combined functional genomic and chemical screens identify SETD8 as a therapeutic target in MYC-driven medulloblastoma. JCI Insight. 2019 Jan 10;4(1). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30626740
  • Marwan AI, Shabeka U, Reisz JA, Zheng C, Serkova NJ, Dobrinskikh E. Unique Heterogeneous Topological Pattern of the Metabolic Landscape in Rabbit Fetal Lungs following Tracheal Occlusion. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2019;45(3):145-154. PubMed PMID: 29669344
  • Marwan AI, Shabeka U, Reisz JA, Zheng C, Serkova NJ, Dobrinskikh E. Unique Heterogeneous Topological Pattern of the Metabolic Landscape in Rabbit Fetal Lungs following Tracheal Occlusion. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29669344
  • Westerly DC, Behbahani RA, Kavanagh B, Liu A, Miften M, Serkova NJ, Diot Q. Design considerations for a pulse line ion accelerator (PLIA)-based PET isotope generator. Med Phys. 2018 Jun 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29905959
  • Ignowski E, Winter AN, Duval N, Fleming H, Wallace T, Manning E, Koza L, Huber K, Serkova NJ, Linseman DA. The cysteine-rich whey protein supplement, Immunocal®, preserves brain glutathione and improves cognitive, motor, and histopathological indices of traumatic brain injury in a mouse model of controlled cortical impact. Free Radic Biol Med. 2018 Aug 20;124:328-341. PubMed PMID: 29940352
  • Cao Y, Liu H, Gao L, Lu L, Du L, Bai H, Li J, Said S, Wang XJ, Song J, Serkova N, Wei M, Xiao J, Lu SL. Cooperation Between Pten and Smad4 in Murine Salivary Gland Tumor Formation and Progression. Neoplasia. 2018 Aug;20(8):764-774. PubMed PMID: 29958137
  • Scott AJ, Arcaroli JJ, Bagby SM, Yahn R, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Nguyen A, Kim J, Thorburn A, Vogel J, Quackenbush KS, Capasso A, Schreiber A, Blatchford P, Klauck PJ, Pitts TM, Eckhardt SG, Messersmith WA. Cabozantinib Exhibits Potent Antitumor Activity in Colorectal Cancer Patient-Derived Tumor Xenograft Models via Autophagy and Signaling Mechanisms. Mol Cancer Ther. 2018 Oct;17(10):2112-2122. PubMed PMID: 30026382
  • Ye H, Adane B, Khan N, Alexeev E, Nusbacher N, Minhajuddin M, Stevens BM, Winters AC, Lin X, Ashton JM, Purev E, Xing L, Pollyea DA, Lozupone CA, Serkova NJ, Colgan SP, Jordan CT. Subversion of Systemic Glucose Metabolism as a Mechanism to Support the Growth of Leukemia Cells. Cancer Cell. 2018 Oct 8;34(4):659-673.e6. PubMed PMID: 30270124
  • Contreras-Zárate MJ, Ormond DR, Gillen AE, Hanna C, Day NL, Serkova NJ, Jacobsen BM, Edgerton SM, Thor AD, Borges VF, Lillehei KO, Graner MW, Kabos P, Cittelly DM. Development of Novel Patient-Derived Xenografts from Breast Cancer Brain Metastases. Front Oncol. 2017;7:252. PubMed PMID: 29164052
  • Oweida A, Lennon S, Calame D, Korpela S, Bhatia S, Sharma J, Graham C, Binder D, Serkova N, Raben D, Heasley L, Clambey E, Nemenoff R, Karam SD. Ionizing radiation sensitizes tumors to PD-L1 immune checkpoint blockade in orthotopic murine head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Oncoimmunology. 2017;6(10):e1356153. PubMed PMID: 29123967
  • Shukla SK, Purohit V, Mehla K, Gunda V, Chaika NV, Vernucci E, King RJ, Abrego J, Goode GD, Dasgupta A, Illies AL, Gebregiworgis T, Dai B, Augustine JJ, Murthy D, Attri KS, Mashadova O, Grandgenett PM, Powers R, Ly QP, Lazenby AJ, Grem JL, Yu F, Matés JM, Asara JM, Kim JW, Hankins JH, Weekes C, Hollingsworth MA, Serkova NJ, Sasson AR, Fleming JB, Oliveto JM, Lyssiotis CA, Cantley LC, Berim L, Singh PK. MUC1 and HIF-1alpha Signaling Crosstalk Induces Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Impart Gemcitabine Resistance to Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Cell. 2017 Sep 11;32(3):392. PubMed PMID: 28898700
  • Henry CJ, Nemkov T, Casás-Selves M, Bilousova G, Zaberezhnyy V, Higa KC, Serkova NJ, Hansen KC, D'Alessandro A, DeGregori J. Folate dietary insufficiency and folic acid supplementation similarly impair metabolism and compromise hematopoiesis. Haematologica. 2017 Dec;102(12):1985-1994. PubMed PMID: 28883079
  • Shukla SK, Purohit V, Mehla K, Gunda V, Chaika NV, Vernucci E, King RJ, Abrego J, Goode GD, Dasgupta A, Illies AL, Gebregiworgis T, Dai B, Augustine JJ, Murthy D, Attri KS, Mashadova O, Grandgenett PM, Powers R, Ly QP, Lazenby AJ, Grem JL, Yu F, Matés JM, Asara JM, Kim JW, Hankins JH, Weekes C, Hollingsworth MA, Serkova NJ, Sasson AR, Fleming JB, Oliveto JM, Lyssiotis CA, Cantley LC, Berim L, Singh PK. MUC1 and HIF-1alpha Signaling Crosstalk Induces Anabolic Glucose Metabolism to Impart Gemcitabine Resistance to Pancreatic Cancer. Cancer Cell. 2017 Jul 10;32(1):71-87.e7. PubMed PMID: 28697344
  • Serkova NJ. Nanoparticle-Based Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Tumor-Associated Macrophages and Inflammation. Front Immunol. 2017;8:590. PubMed PMID: 28588582
  • Anchordoquy TJ, Barenholz Y, Boraschi D, Chorny M, Decuzzi P, Dobrovolskaia MA, Farhangrazi ZS, Farrell D, Gabizon A, Ghandehari H, Godin B, La-Beck NM, Ljubimova J, Moghimi SM, Pagliaro L, Park JH, Peer D, Ruoslahti E, Serkova NJ, Simberg D. Mechanisms and Barriers in Cancer Nanomedicine: Addressing Challenges, Looking for Solutions. ACS Nano. 2017 Jan 24;11(1):12-18. PubMed PMID: 28068099
  • Deep G, Kumar R, Nambiar DK, Jain AK, Ramteke AM, Serkova NJ, Agarwal C, Agarwal R. Silibinin inhibits hypoxia-induced HIF-1a-mediated signaling, angiogenesis and lipogenesis in prostate cancer cells: In vitro evidence and in vivo functional imaging and metabolomics. Mol Carcinog. 2017 Mar;56(3):833-848. PubMed PMID: 27533043
  • Fredrickson J, Serkova NJ, Wyatt SK, Carano RA, Pirzkall A, Rhee I, Rosen LS, Bessudo A, Weekes C, de Crespigny A. Clinical translation of ferumoxytol-based vessel size imaging (VSI): Feasibility in a phase I oncology clinical trial population. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Feb;77(2):814-825. PubMed PMID: 26918893
  • Gregory MA, D'Alessandro A, Alvarez-Calderon F, Kim J, Nemkov T, Adane B, Rozhok AI, Kumar A, Kumar V, Pollyea DA, Wempe MF, Jordan CT, Serkova NJ, Tan AC, Hansen KC, DeGregori J. ATM/G6PD-driven redox metabolism promotes FLT3 inhibitor resistance in acute myeloid leukemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Oct 25;113(43):E6669-E6678. PubMed PMID: 27791036
  • Li M, Riddle S, Zhang H, D'Alessandro A, Flockton A, Serkova NJ, Hansen KC, Moldvan R, McKeon BA, Frid M, Kumar S, Li H, Liu H, Caánovas A, Medrano JF, Thomas MG, Iloska D, Plecitá-Hlavatá L, Je┼żek P, Pullamsetti S, Fini MA, El Kasmi KC, Zhang Q, Stenmark KR. Metabolic Reprogramming Regulates the Proliferative and Inflammatory Phenotype of Adventitial Fibroblasts in Pulmonary Hypertension Through the Transcriptional Corepressor C-Terminal Binding Protein-1. Circulation. 2016 Oct 11;134(15):1105-1121. PubMed PMID: 27562971
  • Deep G, Kumar R, Nambiar DK, Jain AK, Ramteke AM, Serkova NJ, Agarwal C, Agarwal R. Silibinin inhibits hypoxia-induced HIF-1a-mediated signaling, angiogenesis and lipogenesis in prostate cancer cells: In vitro evidence and in vivo functional imaging and metabolomics. Mol Carcinog. 2016 Aug 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27533043
  • Serkova NJ, Eckhardt SG. Metabolic Imaging to Assess Treatment Response to Cytotoxic and Cytostatic Agents. Front Oncol. 2016 Jul 15;6:152. PubMed PMID: 27471678
  • Fredrickson J, Serkova NJ, Wyatt SK, Carano RA, Pirzkall A, Rhee I, Rosen LS, Bessudo A, Weekes C, de Crespigny A. Clinical translation of ferumoxytol-based vessel size imaging (VSI): Feasibility in a phase I oncology clinical trial population. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26918893
  • Sartorius CA, Hanna CT, Gril B, Cruz H, Serkova NJ, Huber KM, Kabos P, Schedin TB, Borges VF, Steeg PS, Cittelly DM. Estrogen promotes the brain metastatic colonization of triple negative breast cancer cells via an astrocyte-mediated paracrine mechanism. Oncogene. 2016 Jun 2;35(22):2881-92. PubMed PMID: 26411365
  • Schlaepfer IR, Glodé LM, Hitz CA, Pac CT, Boyle KE, Maroni P, Deep G, Agarwal R, Lucia SM, Cramer SD, Serkova NJ, Eckel RH. Inhibition of Lipid Oxidation Increases Glucose Metabolism and Enhances 2-Deoxy-2-[(18)F]Fluoro-D-Glucose Uptake in Prostate Cancer Mouse Xenografts. Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25561013
  • Henry CJ, Casás-Selves M, Kim J, Zaberezhnyy V, Aghili L, Daniel AE, Jimenez L, Azam T, McNamee EN, Clambey ET, Klawitter J, Serkova NJ, Tan AC, Dinarello CA, DeGregori J. Aging-associated inflammation promotes selection for adaptive oncogenic events in B cell progenitors. J Clin Invest. 2015 Dec 1;125(12):4666-80. PubMed PMID: 26551682
  • Sartorius CA, Hanna CT, Gril B, Cruz H, Serkova NJ, Huber KM, Kabos P, Schedin TB, Borges VF, Steeg PS, Cittelly DM. Estrogen promotes the brain metastatic colonization of triple negative breast cancer cells via an astrocyte-mediated paracrine mechanism. Oncogene. 2015 Sep 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26411365
  • Thurman JM, Serkova NJ. Non-invasive imaging to monitor lupus nephritis and neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. F1000Res. 2015;4:153. PubMed PMID: 26309728
  • Graham BB, Kumar R, Mickael C, Sanders L, Gebreab L, Huber KM, Perez M, Smith-Jones P, Serkova NJ, Tuder RM. Severe pulmonary hypertension is associated with altered right ventricle metabolic substrate uptake. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Sep 1;309(5):L435-40. PubMed PMID: 26115672
  • Schlaepfer IR, Glodé LM, Hitz CA, Pac CT, Boyle KE, Maroni P, Deep G, Agarwal R, Lucia SM, Cramer SD, Serkova NJ, Eckel RH. Inhibition of Lipid Oxidation Increases Glucose Metabolism and Enhances 2-Deoxy-2-[(18)F]Fluoro-D-Glucose Uptake in Prostate Cancer Mouse Xenografts. Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Aug;17(4):529-38. PubMed PMID: 25561013
  • Alvarez-Calderon F, Gregory MA, Pham-Danis C, DeRyckere D, Stevens BM, Zaberezhnyy V, Hill AA, Gemta L, Kumar A, Kumar V, Wempe MF, Pollyea DA, Jordan CT, Serkova NJ, Graham DK, DeGregori J. Tyrosine kinase inhibition in leukemia induces an altered metabolic state sensitive to mitochondrial perturbations. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15;21(6):1360-72. PubMed PMID: 25547679
  • Kavitha CV, Jain AK, Agarwal C, Pierce A, Keating A, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Wempe MF, Agarwal R, Deep G. Asiatic acid induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and apoptotic death in glioblastoma multiforme cells both in vitro and in vivo. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Nov;54(11):1417-29. PubMed PMID: 25252179
  • Henry CJ, Casás-Selves M, Kim J, Zaberezhnyy V, Aghili L, Daniel AE, Jimenez L, Azam T, McNamee EN, Clambey ET, Klawitter J, Serkova NJ, Tan AC, Dinarello CA, DeGregori J. Aging-associated inflammation promotes selection for adaptive oncogenic events in B cell progenitors. J Clin Invest. 2015 Dec;125(12):4666-80. PubMed PMID: 26551682
  • Thurman JM, Serkova NJ. Non-invasive imaging to monitor lupus nephritis and neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. F1000Res. 2015 Jun 16;4:153. PubMed PMID: 26309728
  • Graham BB, Kumar R, Mickael C, Sanders L, Gebreab L, Huber KM, Perez M, Smith-Jones P, Serkova NJ, Tuder RM. Severe pulmonary hypertension is associated with altered right ventricle metabolic substrate uptake. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2015 Sep 1;309(5):L435-40. PubMed PMID: 26115672
  • Schlaepfer IR, Glodé LM, Hitz CA, Pac CT, Boyle KE, Maroni P, Deep G, Agarwal R, Lucia SM, Cramer SD, Serkova NJ, Eckel RH. Inhibition of Lipid Oxidation Increases Glucose Metabolism and Enhances 2-Deoxy-2-[(18)F]Fluoro-D-Glucose Uptake in Prostate Cancer Mouse Xenografts. Mol Imaging Biol. 2015 Aug;17(4):529-38. PubMed PMID: 25561013
  • Alvarez-Calderon F, Gregory MA, Pham-Danis C, DeRyckere D, Stevens BM, Zaberezhnyy V, Hill AA, Gemta L, Kumar A, Kumar V, Wempe MF, Pollyea DA, Jordan CT, Serkova NJ, Graham DK, DeGregori J. Tyrosine kinase inhibition in leukemia induces an altered metabolic state sensitive to mitochondrial perturbations. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Mar 15;21(6):1360-72. PubMed PMID: 25547679
  • Kavitha CV, Jain AK, Agarwal C, Pierce A, Keating A, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Wempe MF, Agarwal R, Deep G. Asiatic acid induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and apoptotic death in glioblastoma multiforme cells both in vitro and in vivo. Mol Carcinog. 2015 Nov;54(11):1417-29. PubMed PMID: 25252179
  • Frey L, Lepkin A, Schickedanz A, Huber K, Brown MS, Serkova N. ADC mapping and T1-weighted signal changes on post-injury MRI predict seizure susceptibility after experimental traumatic brain injury. Neurol Res. 2014 Jan;36(1):26-37. PubMed PMID: 24107461
  • Frey L, Lepkin A, Schickedanz A, Huber K, Brown MS, Serkova N. ADC mapping and T1-weighted signal changes on post-injury MRI predict seizure susceptibility after experimental traumatic brain injury. Neurol Res. 2014 Jan;36(1):26-37. PubMed PMID: 24107461
  • Corser-Jensen CE, Goodell DJ, Freund RK, Serbedzija P, Murphy RC, Farias SE, Dell'Acqua ML, Frey LC, Serkova N, Heidenreich KA. Blocking leukotriene synthesis attenuates the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury and associated cognitive deficits. Exp Neurol. 2014 Jun;256:7-16. PubMed PMID: 24681156
  • Rudolph MC, Wellberg EA, Lewis AS, Terrell KL, Merz AL, Maluf NK, Serkova NJ, Anderson SM. Thyroid hormone responsive protein Spot14 enhances catalysis of fatty acid synthase in lactating mammary epithelium. J Lipid Res. 2014 Apr 25;55(6):1052-1065. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24771867
  • Bogren LK, Murphy CJ, Johnston EL, Sinha N, Serkova NJ, Drew KL. 1H-NMR metabolomic biomarkers of poor outcome after hemorrhagic shock are absent in hibernators. PLoS One. 2014;9(9):e107493. PubMed PMID: 25211248
  • Kavitha CV, Jain AK, Agarwal C, Pierce A, Keating A, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Wempe MF, Agarwal R, Deep G. Asiatic acid induces endoplasmic reticulum stress and apoptotic death in glioblastoma multiforme cells both in vitro and in vivo. Mol Carcinog. 2014 Sep 22. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25252179
  • Wang G, Inturi S, Serkova NJ, Merkulov S, McCrae K, Russek SE, Banda NK, Simberg D. High-relaxivity superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoworms with decreased immune recognition and long-circulating properties. ACS Nano. 2014 Dec 23;8(12):12437-49. PubMed PMID: 25419856
  • Alvarez-Calderon F, Gregory MA, Pham-Danis C, DeRyckere D, Stevens BM, Zaberezhnyy V, Hill AA, Gemta L, Kumar A, Kumar V, Wempe MF, Pollyea DA, Jordan CT, Serkova NJ, Graham DK, DeGregori J. Tyrosine kinase inhibition in leukemia induces an altered metabolic state sensitive to mitochondrial perturbations. Clin Cancer Res. 2014 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25547679
  • Thurman JM, Serkova NJ. Nanosized contrast agents to noninvasively detect kidney inflammation by magnetic resonance imaging. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis. 2013 Nov;20(6):488-99. PubMed PMID: 24206601
  • Yang X, La Rosa FG, Genova EE, Huber K, Schaack J, Degregori J, Serkova NJ, Li Y, Su LJ, Kessler E, Flaig TW. Simultaneous activation of Kras and inactivation of p53 induces soft tissue sarcoma and bladder urothelial hyperplasia. PLoS One. 2013;8(9):e74809. PubMed PMID: 24058630
  • Epple LM, Dodd RD, Merz AL, Dechkovskaia AM, Herring M, Winston BA, Lencioni AM, Russell RL, Madsen H, Nega M, Dusto NL, White J, Bigner DD, Nicchitta CV, Serkova NJ, Graner MW. Induction of the unfolded protein response drives enhanced metabolism and chemoresistance in glioma cells. PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e73267. PubMed PMID: 24039668
  • Wilson J, Higgins D, Hutting H, Serkova N, Baird C, Khailova L, Queensland K, Vu Tran Z, Weitzel L, Wischmeyer PE. Early propranolol treatment induces lung heme-oxygenase-1, attenuates metabolic dysfunction, and improves survival following experimental sepsis. Crit Care. 2013 Sep 10;17(5):R195. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24020447
  • Derry MM, Raina K, Balaiya V, Jain AK, Shrotriya S, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Agarwal R, Agarwal C. Grape seed extract efficacy against azoxymethane-induced colon tumorigenesis in A/J mice: interlinking miRNA with cytokine signaling and inflammation. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Jul;6(7):625-33. PubMed PMID: 23639480
  • Weitzel LB, Ambardekar AV, Brieke A, Cleveland JC, Serkova NJ, Wischmeyer PE, Lowes BD. Left ventricular assist device effects on metabolic substrates in the failing heart. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e60292. PubMed PMID: 23560088
  • Bradshaw-Pierce EL, Pitts TM, Kulikowski G, Selby H, Merz AL, Gustafson DL, Serkova NJ, Eckhardt SG, Weekes CD. Utilization of quantitative in vivo pharmacology approaches to assess combination effects of everolimus and irinotecan in mouse xenograft models of colorectal cancer. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e58089. PubMed PMID: 23520486
  • Raina K, Agarwal C, Wadhwa R, Serkova NJ, Agarwal R. Energy deprivation by silibinin in colorectal cancer cells: a double-edged sword targeting both apoptotic and autophagic machineries. Autophagy. 2013 May;9(5):697-713. PubMed PMID: 23445752
  • Yap TA, Arkenau HT, Camidge DR, George S, Serkova NJ, Gwyther SJ, Spratlin JL, Lal R, Spicer J, Desouza NM, Leach MO, Chick J, Poondru S, Boinpally R, Gedrich R, Brock K, Stephens A, Eckhardt SG, Kaye SB, Demetri G, Scurr M. First-in-human phase I trial of two schedules of OSI-930, a novel multikinase inhibitor, incorporating translational proof-of-mechanism studies. Clin Cancer Res. 2013 Feb 15;19(4):909-19. PubMed PMID: 23403628
  • Raina K, Ravichandran K, Rajamanickam S, Huber KM, Serkova NJ, Agarwal R. Inositol hexaphosphate inhibits tumor growth, vascularity, and metabolism in TRAMP mice: a multiparametric magnetic resonance study. Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2013 Jan;6(1):40-50. PubMed PMID: 23213071
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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Neuro-Oncology, Member
  • International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Program Committee Member
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member

Practice Locations

University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Anesthesiology
Conditions & Treatments
  • Cancers
  • Radiology
Care Philosophy
I strive to provide the best and most advanced care for my patients. I believe in personalized medicine in treating an individual patient.

Volunteer Activities
Susan G. Komen Colorado (Health Care Advisor)

Public Speaking
Yes
Liver and Kidney Transplantation/ Care Oncologic Imaging

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Bremen (1997)
Residency Programs:
  • University of California (San Francisco) Program, Anesthesiology (2000)
Languages: English, German, Russian
Department: Radiology
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