4999-Polar, Yesim

Yesim Polar, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Indiana School of Medicine, Dept of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
635 Barnhill Drive, Room A128

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Key Publications

Badve SS, Cho S, Gökmen-Polar Y, Sui Y, Chadwick C, McDonough E, Sood A, Taylor M, Zavodszky M, Tan PH, Gerdes M, Harris AL, Ginty F. Multi-protein spatial signatures in ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of breast. Br J Cancer. 2021 Jan 7.

Titles & Appointments

  • Associate Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Education
    2000 FEL University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
    1995 FEL University of Tennesee, Memphis, TN
    1993 PhD Bosphorus University
    1990 MS Bosphorus University
    1988 BS Bosphorus University
  • Research

    My research interests are 1) to investigate the mechanisms of actions and resistance to anti-tubulin and anti-angiogenic agents in preclinical breast cancer models, 2) to identify molecular targets that play an important role in breast cancer subtypes, and investigation of the intervention of these targets as potential therapeutics in combination with classic breast cancer therapeutic agents that will eventually help design effective strategies in the clinic, 3) to establish novel human thymoma cell lines, characterize them at the molecular level and develop in vivo models.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association for Cancer Research
    American Association of Clinical Oncology
    International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group
    United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • Clinical Interests

    Identification and characterization of novel targets associated with breast and thymic cancer.

  • Awards
    Org: ITMIG 2013 Conference
    Desc: ITMIG Barbara Neibauer Award
    Scope: Local
    Org: University of Texas
    Desc: Best Poster Award for Postdoctoral Fellow
    Scope: University

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