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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

The focus of the laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanism of hepatocellular carcinoma and develop and evaluate novel, effective, and targeted therapies.

Research keywords

Hepatocellular carcinoma, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, nanoparticle-delivered RNAi, mouse models, oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes

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