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Faculty Detail    
Name UPENDER MANNE
Director, Translational Anatomic Pathology
Co-Director, UAB Tissue Bioreposity
 
Campus Address WTI 420A Zip 3300
Phone  (205) 934-4276
E-mail  upendermanne@uabmc.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Professor
Primary  Pathology   Anatomic Pathology Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Gen Surg Gastrointestinal Section Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cancer Biology 
Integrative Biomedical Sciences 
Medical Scientist Training Program 
Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program 
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Manne obtained his M.S. (Biochemistry, Histochemistry, Parasitology, Zoonosis) and Ph.D. (energy metabolic pathways of endoparasites) degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India. His postdoctoral training was in molecular immunology and vaccine development for malaria (Malaria Research Center, Delhi, India); in helicobacter infections (School of Microbiology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); and in histopathology, molecular tumor biology, cancer biomarker development, and preclinical translational research of human malignancies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He also received certification in bioinformatics at UAB. Dr. Manne’s research on racial disparity in colorectal and breast cancers has received considerable national and international recognition. In 2009, as part of the Presidents Cancer Panel, Dr. Manne focused on “Biologic differences between ethnic groups and their clinical implications in cancer care,” and devoted to the topic, “America’s demographic and cultural transformation: implications for the cancer enterprise.” Currently, he is the Principal Investigator of two Comprehensive Cancer Research Partnership between UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL and Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (U54); and Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL (P20) to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities by implementing innovative, multi-disciplinary, collaborative, population-based cancer control and prevention research and has contributed to education, training, and community outreach activities. These two programs are funded by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institute of Health.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Association for Cancer Research  Active member   
American Society of Clinical Oncology  Active member   



Research/Clinical Interest
Title
Translational research in grastrointestinal malignancies and breast cancer
Description
Dr. Manne’s present efforts are focused on population-based translational research for human neoplasias, with emphasis on colorectal and breast cancers. His laboratory, with projects funded by the National Cancer Institute and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, is evaluating molecular markers to identify aggressive phenotypic features of tumors to predict the efficacy of chemotherapeutic regimens and to assess clinical outcomes. Dr. Manne’s research and collaborative groups include experts in the fields of molecular biology, clinical oncology, pathology, epidemiology, statistics, and bioinformatics. For evaluating the clinical utility of genetic and phenotypic abnormalities in colorectal cancer, his group has developed strategies demonstrating that the utility of molecular biomarkers varies according to the anatomic location of tumors within the colorectum and with tumor stage, race/ethnicity, age, and gender. To validate the clinical utility of genetic and phenotypic markers, Dr. Manne’s laboratory is evaluating hundreds of colorectal cancer samples derived from African American and non-Hispanic Caucasian ethnic/racial backgrounds and collected from different institutions. Established molecular markers with be merged with other epidemiological, environmental, and socio-economic features to find the basis for racial disparities in colorectal and breast malignancies. Results from approaches involving biomarker discovery and bioinformatics will aid in developing predictive models specific for individual patients. The research interests of Dr. Manne also include use of genomics and proteomics for identification of early markers of cancers, specifically, identification of molecular signatures of benign colonic epithelium, which is at risk of developing colorectal neoplasias, and of other pre-malignant lesions. These studies will aid in the evaluation of molecular and pathologic characteristics of specimens and in the development of assays that relate to early detection, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of cancers.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Vu T, Datta A, Banister C, Jin L, Yuan G, Samuel T, Bae S, Eltoum IE, Manne U, Zhang B, Welner RS, Mitra K, Buckhaults P, Datta PK. STRAP is a Critical Mediator of APC Mutation-Induced Intestinal Tumorigenesis through a Feed-Forward Mechanism. Gastroenterology. 2021 Sep 11:S0016-5085(21)03489-2. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2021.09.010.  34520730 
Saleh M, Chandrashekar DS, Shahin S, Agarwal S, Kim HG, Behring M, Shaikh AJ, Moloo Z, Eltoum IA, Yates C, Varambally S, Manne U. Comparative analysis of triple-negative breast cancer transcriptomics of Kenyan, African American and Caucasian Women.Transl Oncol. 2021 Jul;14(7):101086. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2021.101086. Epub 2021 Apr 8.  33839593  
Burkett A, McElwee S, Margaroli C, Bajpai P, Elkholy A, Manne U, Wille K, Benson P. Positive Retrospective SARS-CoV-2 Testing in a Case of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome of Unknown Etiology. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2021 Aug 28;2021:5484239. doi: 10.1155/2021/5484239. eCollection 2021.
 
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Chandrashekar DS, Athar M, Manne U, Varambally S. Comparative transcriptome analyses reveal genes associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection of human lung epithelial cells.Sci Rep. 2021 Aug 10;11(1):16212. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-95733-w  34376762 
Behring M, Ye Y, Elkholy A, Bajpai P, Agarwal S, Kim HG, Ojesina AI, Wiener HW, Manne U, Shrestha S, Vazquez AI. Immunophenotype-associated gene signature in ductal breast tumors varies by receptor subtype, but the expression of individual signature genes remains consistent. Cancer Med. 2021 Aug;10(16):5712-5720. doi: 10.1002/cam4.4095. Epub 2021 Jun 29.  34189853  
Robinson AD, Chakravarthi BVSK, Agarwal S, Chandrashekar DS, Davenport ML, Chen G, Manne U, Beer DG, Edmonds MD, Varambally S.Collagen modifying enzyme P4HA1 is overexpressed and plays a role in lung adenocarcinoma. Transl Oncol. 2021 Aug;14(8):101128. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2021.101128. Epub 2021 May 25.  34049151  
Memon RA, Granada CNP, Patel C, Manne U, Heslin MJ, Gbolahan OB, Harada S, Diffalha SA. Gastric Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma Harboring a Rare FUS-CREM Fusion. Int J Surg Pathol. 2021 Aug;29(5):565-570. doi: 10.1177/1066896920961174. Epub 2020 Sep 23.  32964769 
Shanmugam C, Behring M, Luthra V, Leal SM, Diffalha SA, Varambally S, Netto GJ, Manne U.Meta-Analysis of Robustness of COVID-19 Diagnostic Kits During Early Pandemic. MedRxiv. 2021 Jan 20:2021.01.16.21249937. doi: 10.1101/2021.01.16.21249937.  33501458  
Stokes Iii J, Vinayak S, Williams J, Malik S, Singh R, Manne U, Owonikoko TK, Mishra MK.
Optimum health and inhibition of cancer progression by microbiome and resveratrol. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2021 Jan 1;26:496-517.  
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Espinoza I, Agarwal S, Reddy A, Shenoy V, Subramony C, Sakiyama M, Fair L, Poosarla T, Zhou X, Shannon Orr W, Lahr C, Bae S, Al Diffalha S, Manne U, Gomez CR. Expression of trefoil factor 3 is decreased in colorectal cancer.
Oncol Rep. 2021 Jan;45(1):254-264. doi: 10.3892/or.2020.7829. 
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Agarwal S, Behring M, Kim HG, Chandrashekar DS, Chakravarthi BVSK, Gupta N, Bajpai P, Elkholy A, Al Diffalha S, Datta PK, Heslin MJ, Varambally S, Manne U. TRIP13 promotes metastasis of colorectal cancer regardless of p53 and microsatellite instability status. Mol Oncol. 2020 Dec;14(12):3007-3029. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.12821.   33037736 
Mishra NK, Niu M, Southekal S, Bajpai P, Elkholy A, Manne U, Guda C. Identification of Prognostic Markers in Cholangiocarcinoma Using Altered DNA Methylation and Gene Expression Profiles. Front Genet. 2020 Oct 20;11:522125. doi: 10.3389/fgene.2020.522125.  33193605  
Gibson JT, Orlandella RM, Turbitt WJ, Behring M, Manne U, Sorge RE, Norian LA. Obesity-Associated Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Promote Apoptosis of Tumor-Infiltrating CD8 T Cells and Immunotherapy Resistance in Breast Cancer.
Front Immunol. 2020 Oct 6;11:590794. doi: 10.3389/fimmu.2020.590794. 
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Memon RA, Granada CNP, Patel C, Manne U, Heslin MJ, Gbolahan OB, Harada S, Diffalha SA. Gastric Sclerosing Epithelioid Fibrosarcoma Harboring a Rare FUS- CREM Fusion. Int J Surg Pathol. 2020 Sep 23:1066896920961174. doi: 10.1177/1066896920961174.  32964769 
Agarwal S, Chakravarthi BVSK, Kim HG, Gupta N, Hale K, Balasubramanya SAH, Oliver PG, Thomas DG, Eltoum IA, Buchsbaum DJ, Manne U, Varambally S. PAICS, a De Novo Purine Biosynthetic Enzyme, Is Overexpressed in Pancreatic Cancer and Is Involved in Its Progression. Transl Oncol. 2020 Jul;13(7):100776. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2020.100776.  32422575 
Davis M, Martini R, Newman L, Elemento O, White J, Verma A, Datta I, Adrianto I, Chen Y, Gardner K, Kim HG, Colomb WD, Eltoum IE, Frost AR, Grizzle WE, Sboner A, Manne U, Yates C.Identification of Distinct Heterogenic Subtypes and Molecular Signatures Associated with African Ancestry in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Using Quantified Genetic Ancestry Models in Admixed Race Populations
Cancers (Basel). 2020 May 13;12(5):1220. doi: 10.3390/cancers12051220. 
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Chandrashekar DS, Chakravarthi BVSK, Robinson AD, Anderson JC, Agarwal S, Balasubramanya SAH, Eich ML, Bajpai AK, Davuluri S, Guru MS, Guru AS, Naik G, Della Manna DL, Acharya KK, Carskadon S, Manne U, Crossman DK, Ferguson JE, Grizzle WE, Palanisamy N, Willey CD, Crowley MR, Netto GJ, Yang ES, Varambally S, Sonpavde G.Therapeutically actionable PAK4 is amplified, overexpressed, and involved in bladder cancer progression. Oncogene. 2020 May;39(20):4077-4091. doi: 10.1038/s41388-020-1275-7.  32231273 
Agarwal S, Chakravarthi BVSK, Behring M, Kim HG, Chandrashekar DS, Gupta N, Bajpai P, Elkholy A, Balasubramanya SAH, Hardy C, Diffalha SA, Varambally S, Manne U. PAICS, a Purine Nucleotide Metabolic Enzyme, is Involved in Tumor Growth and the Metastasis of Colorectal Cancer. Cancers (Basel). 2020 Mar 25;12(4). pii: E772. doi: 10.3390/cancers12040772.  32218208 
Agarwal S, Behring M, Kim HG, Bajpai P, Chakravarthi BVSK, Gupta N, Elkholy A, Al Diffalha S, Varambally S, Manne U. Targeting P4HA1 with a Small Molecule Inhibitor in a Colorectal Cancer PDX Model. Transl Oncol. 2020 Mar 18;13(4):100754. doi: 10.1016/j.tranon.2020.  32199274 
Chandrashekar DS, Chakravarthi BVSK, Robinson AD, Anderson JC, Agarwal S, Balasubramanya SAH, Eich ML, Bajpai AK, Davuluri S, Guru MS, Guru AS, Naik G, Della Manna DL, Acharya KK, Carskadon S, Manne U, Crossman DK, Ferguson JE, Grizzle WE, Palanisamy N, Willey CD, Crowley MR, Netto GJ, Yang ES, Varambally S, Sonpavde G. Therapeutically actionable PAK4 is amplified, overexpressed, and involved in bladder cancer progression. Oncogene. 2020 Mar 30. doi: 10.1038/s41388-020-1275-7.  32231273 
Mittal K, Toss MS, Wei G, Kaur J, Choi DH, Melton BD, Osan RM, Miligy IM, Green AR, Janssen EAM, Søiland H, Gogineni K, Manne U, Rida P, Rakha EA, Aneja R. A Quantitative Centrosomal Amplification Score Predicts Local Recurrence of Ductal Carcinoma In Situ.Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Jan 14. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-19-1272.  31937618 
Behring M, Hale K, Ozaydin B, Grizzle WE, Sodeke SO, Manne U. Inclusiveness and ethical considerations for observational, translational, and clinical cancer health disparity research. Cancer. 2019 Sep 10. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32495.   31502259 
Behring M, Vazquez AI, Cui X, Irvin MR, Ojesina AI, Agarwal S, Manne U, Shrestha S. Gain of function in somatic TP53 mutations is associated with immune-rich breast tumors and changes in tumor-associated macrophages. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2019 Oct 22:e1001.  31637877  
Agarwal S, Behring M, Hale K, Al Diffalha S, Wang K, Manne U, Varambally S. MTHFD1L, A Folate Cycle Enzyme, Is Involved in Progression of Colorectal Cancer. Transl Oncol. 2019 Nov;12(11):1461-1467.   31421459 
Bhattarai S, Klimov S, Mittal K, Krishnamurti U, Li XB, Oprea-Ilies G, Wetherilt CS, Riaz A, Aleskandarany MA, Green AR, Ellis IO, Cantuaria G, Gupta M, Manne U, Agboola J, Baskovich B, Janssen EAM, Callagy G, Walsh EM, Mehta A, Dogra A, Shet T, Gajaria P, Traina T, Nggada HA, Omonisi A, Ahmed SA, Rakha EA, Rida P, Aneja R. Prognostic Role of Androgen Receptor in Triple Negative Breast Cancer: A Multi-Institutional Study. Cancers (Basel). 2019 Jul 17;11(7).   31319547 
Bedi D, Henderson HJ, Manne U, Samuel T. Induces PD-L1 and Immunomodulatory Cytokines in Colon Cancer Cells. Medicines (Basel). 2019 Apr 24;6(2).  31022845  
Hebert-Magee S, Yu H, Behring M, Jadhav T, Shanmugam C, Frost A, Eltoum IE, Varambally S, Manne U. The combined survival effect of codon 72 polymorphisms and p53 somatic mutations in breast cancer depends on race and molecular subtype. PLoS One. 2019;14(2):e0211734.  30730944 
Hasan S, Jacob R, Manne U, Paluri R. Advances in pancreatic cancer biomarkers Article. Oncology Reviews. 2019 (Feb); 13(1).  31044028 
Behring M, Shrestha S, Manne U, Cui X, Gonzalez-Reymundez A, Grueneberg A, Vazquez AI. Integrated landscape of copy number variation and RNA expression associated with nodal metastasis in invasive ductal breast carcinoma. Oncotarget. 2018;9(96):36836-36848.  30627325 
Chakravarthi BVSK, Chandrashekar DS, Hodigere Balasubramanya SA, Robinson AD, Carskadon S, Rao U, Gordetsky J, Manne U, Netto GJ, Sudarshan S, Palanisamy N, Varambally S. Wnt receptor Frizzled 8 is a target of ERG in prostate cancer. Prostate. 2018;78(16):1311-1320.  30051493 
Kouba E, Ford A, Brown CG, Yeh C, Siegal GP, Manne U, Eltoum IE. Detection of BRAF V600E Mutations With Next-Generation Sequencing in Infarcted Thyroid Carcinomas After Fine-Needle Aspiration.  29868707  
Kumar S, Gurshaney S, Adagunodo Y, Gage E, Qadri S, Sharma M, Malik S, Manne U, Singh UP, Singh R, Mishra MK. Hsp70 and gama-Semino protein as possible prognostic marker of prostate cancer. Front Biosci (Landmark Ed). 2018; 23:1987-2000.   29772540 
Kumar S, Singh R, Malik S, Manne U, Mishra M. Prostate cancer health disparities: An immuno-biological perspective. Cancer Lett. 2018;414:153-165.  29154974 
Jia X, Shanmugam C, Paluri RK, Jhala NC, Behring MP, Katkoori VR, Sugandha SP, Bae S, Samuel T, Manne U. Prognostic Value of Loss of Heterozygosity and Sub-Cellular Localization of SMAD4 Varies with Tumor Stage in Colorectal Cancer. Oncotarget, 2017; 8:20198-20212.  28423626 
Koo DH, Singh B, Jiang J, Friebe B, Gill BS, Chastain PD, Manne U, Tiwari HK, Singh KK. Single molecule mtDNA fiber FISH for analyzing numtogenesis. Anal Biochem. 2017, pii: S0003-2697(17)30131-8.   28322800 
Chakravarthi BVSK, Chandrashekar DS, Agarwal S, Balasubramanya SAH, Pathi SS, Goswami MT, Jing X, Wang R, Mehra R, Asangani IA, Chinnaiyan AM, Manne U, Sonpavde G, Netto GJ, Gordetsky J, Varambally S. miR-34a Regulates Expression of the Stathmin-1 Oncoprotein and Prostate Cancer Progression. Mol Cancer Res. 2017, DOI: 10.1158/1541-7786.MCR-17-0230.  29025958 
Kumar S, Stokes J III , Singh UP, Scissum-Gunn K, Manne U, Mishra M. Prolonged exposure of resveratrol induces reactive superoxide species-independent apoptosis in murine prostate cells. Tumor Biology, 2017; 1-20  29065794 
Katkoori VR, Manne U, Chaturvedi L, Basson M, Haan P, Coffey D, Bumpers HL. Functional consequence of the p53 codon 72 polymorphism in colorectal cancer. Oncotarget, 2017, Aug 29;8(44):76574-76586.   29100333  
Chowdhury R, Gales D, Valenzuela P, Miller S, Yehualaeshet T, Manne U, Francia G, Samuel T. Bromoethylindole (BEI-9) redirects NF-κB signaling induced by camptothecin and TNFα to promote cell death in colon cancer cells. Apoptosis. 2017 Dec;22(12):1553-1563.  29116428 
Zhang W, Zhang B, Vu T, Yan G, Zhang B, Chen X, Manne U, Datta PK. Molecular characterization of pro-metastatic functions of ß4-integrin in colorectal cancer. Oncotarget, 2017, 27;8(54):92333-92345.   29190919  
Kaye S, Zeng Z, Sanders M, Chittur K, Koelle PM, Lindquist R, Manne U, Lin Y, Wei J. Label-Free Detection of DNA Hybridization with A Compact LSPR-based Fiber-Optic Sensor. Analyst, 2017, 142(11):1974-1981.DOI: 10.1039/C7AN00249A  28504795 
Kumar S, Stokes J III , Eroglu E, Scissum-Gunn K, Saldanha S, Singh U, Manne U, Ponnazhagan S, Mishra M. Resveratrol induces mitochondria-mediated, caspase-independent apoptosis in murine prostate cancer cells. Oncotarget, 2017; DOI: 10.18632/oncotarget.14947.  28157696 
Council LN, Shanmugam C, Suswam EA, Katkoori VR, Heslin MJ, Hanna A, Jhala NC, Varambally S, Manne U.Association between Hepatitis C Virus Infection, p53 Phenotypes, and Gene Variants of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli in Hepatocellular Carcinomas.J Dig Dis Hepatol. 2016;2016(5). pii: JDDH-121.  28203651 
Govindarajan R, Posey J, Chao CY, Lu R, Jadhav T, Javed AY, Javed A, Mahmoud FA, Osarogiagbon RU, Manne U.
A comparison of 12-gene colon cancer assay gene expression in African American and Caucasian patients with stage II colon cancer.BMC Cancer. 2016;16:368.  
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Kumar S, Stokes J 3rd, Singh UP, Scissum Gunn K, Acharya A, Manne U, Mishra M. Targeting Hsp70: A possible therapy for cancer.Cancer Lett. 2016;374(1):156-66.  26898980 
Krishna SR, Kaur S, Smith LM, Johansson SL, Jain M, Patel A, Gautam SK, Hollingsworth MA, Mandel U, Clausen H, Lo WC, Fan WL, Manne U, Batra SK. Mucins and associated glycan signatures in colon adenoma-carcinoma sequence: Prospective pathological implication(s) for early diagnosis of colon cancer. Cancer Lett. 2016. pii: S0304-3835(16)30070-2.  26898938 
Narayanan NK, Kunimasa K, Yamori Y, Mori M, Mori H, Nakamura K, Miller G, Manne U, Tiwari AK, Narayanan B. Antitumor activity of melinjo (Gnetum gnemon L.) seed extract in human and murine tumor models in vitro and in a colon-26 tumor-bearing mouse model in vivo.Cancer Med. 2015;4(11):1767-80.   26408414 
Katkoori VR, Basson MD, Bond VC, Manne U, Bumpers HL.Nef-M1, a peptide antagonist of CXCR4, inhibits tumor angiogenesis and epithelial‑to‑mesenchymal transition in colon and breast cancers.Oncotarget. 2015;6(29):27763-77.   6318034 
Fadlalla K, Elgendy R, Gilbreath E, Pondugula SR, Yehualaeshet T, Mansour M, Serbessa T, Manne U, Samuel T.3-(2-Bromoethyl)-indole inhibits the growth of cancer cells and NF-κB activation.Oncol Rep. 2015;34(1):495-503.  26063116  
Bumpers HL, Janagama DG, Manne U, Basson MD, Katkoori V.Nanomagnetic levitation three-dimensional cultures of breast and colorectal cancers.J Surg Res. 2015;194(2):319-26.  25617973 

Keywords
Colorectal Cancer, GI malignancies, Breast Cancer, Molecular Biomarkers, Racial/Ethnic Disparities, Cancer Control & Prevention