Arvind Chhabra, PhD

Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Medicine, UConn Health (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My research is aimed at developing an effective T cell based cancer immunotherapy. Our working models include Human melanoma and Breast Cancer. Among the approaches we are pursuing includes, generation of robust and long lasting anti-tumor T cell responses against human tumor associated antigens from natural T cells, derived from human peripheral blood, as well as by engineering normal T cells with tumor associated antigenic epitope specific transgenic T cell receptor (TCR), an approach termed TCR engineering. In addition, I am also working on utilizing human pluripotent stem cells for developing patient specific T cell based cancer immunotherapy approach.


1. PhD 2001 Biotechnology Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, in affil. with Barkatullah University, Bhopal, MP, India.
2. M. Sc. 1995 Biotechnology Guru Nank Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab, India
3. B. Sc. 1992 Biology Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, UP, India

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Contact Information
Mailing AddressUniversity of Connecticut Health Center
Department of Medicine
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 1321
Farmington, CT 06030-1321
Office LocationRoom# L-3080