Sergei Kusmartsev, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Urology


  • PhD: Immunology, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Russia
  • BS: Biophysics, Tomsk State University, Russia
  • Research Interests: Cancer Immunology

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)

Particular 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.

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