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Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Associate director for education and training, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Harrison Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research

Research program member: Cancer Molecular Genetics

Box 980035
1220 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298




Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine


PhD, Nagoya University, Japan (2001)
MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, India (1994)

Research description

My research focuses on analysis of functions of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in hepatocellular carcinoma and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis using mouse models. I also explore the development and validation of novel therapeutic strategies for these diseases.

Research keywords

Animal models,Cancer cell biology,Metabolism,Obesity,Translational science,Tumor microenvironment

Published research

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Awards and honors

Blick Scholar Award, 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University
Milstein Young Investigator Award, 2005, Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research
Quest Diagnostics Young Investigator Award, 2000, The Endocrine Society