Sergei Kusmartsev, PhD

Assistant Professor of Urology
Department of Urology


PhD – Immunology
Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Tomsk, Russia

BS – Biophysics
Tomsk State University
Tomsk, Russia

Particular Clinical Interests and Skills:

To better understand mechanisms of cancer-related inflammation and immune suppression in cancer patients with focus on tumor microenvironment;
Design of novel immune-based based approaches for treatment of urologic cancers;
Our ultimate goal is to boost anti-tumor immune response in cancer patients through overcoming immune suppression and combination with immunotherapy.

Postdoctoral Training:

Assistant Professor, Department of Urology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (September 2006 – Present)

Senior Research Scientist, Duke University, Department of Surgery/Urology, Durham, North Carolina (October 2005- August 2006)

Instructor, University of South Florida, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida (October 2000-August 2005)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Gene Therapy and Molecular Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical School, New York, New York (February 1999-October 2000)

Research Fellow, Tomsk Research Center Laboratory of Experimental Biomodels, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Tomsk, Russia (October 1991-December 1998)