Luni Emdad, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Research program member: Cancer Molecular Genetics
P.O. Box 980035
1220 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23298-0035
Assistant Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
Ph.D., Nagoya University, Japan (2001)
M.B.B.S., Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh (1994)
The major focus of my research is to study the key molecular targets involved in cancer progression and recurrence development with specific focus on pancreatic cancer and glioma. The ultimate aim is to develop effective and non-toxic therapies for preventing/treating these deadly diseases. Additionally, I serve as the PI of a SRA titled 'Development and Characterization of Next Generation (NG) Therapeutic Cytokines.' This research project focuses on developing and advancing next generation (NG) versions of mda-7/IL-24, truncated IL-24 (Trun.IL-24) and CTVs (using a newly engineered cancer-selective promoter) in the treatment against metastatic breast and lung cancer.
Cancer progression, novel therapeutics, molecular targets, recurrence, metastasis