Anil Shanker, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry
Professor of Cancer Biology
Professor of Neuroscience
Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Anil Shanker is an immunologist and a Professor of Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, Neuroscience and Pharmacology at Meharry Medical College. Dr. Shanker’s research interests focus on the information processing and signal transduction circuitry underlying lymphocyte crosstalk during neuropathological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.  

Dr. Shanker completed a master’s degree in cell biology at University of Delhi and a doctoral degree in tumor immunology at Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Shanker completed a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology at Centre d’Immunologie de Marseille-Luminy and a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunotherapy at the National Cancer Institute. He joined the Meharry Medical College faculty in 2010.