Jagadananda Ghosh was born in Calcutta, India. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry in 1992 from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, West Bengal, India, and then came to the United States to the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, for postdoctoral research. In 1994, he joined the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA, as a Research Instructor and started a new project to study dietary fatty acids and prostate cancer. In 2002, he joined the Henry Ford Health System as a Senior Staff at the Vattikuti Urology Institute, Detroit, MI, USA. Since then, he is studying a critical survival mechanism in prostate cancer cells regulated by signals delivered by metabolites of arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase. His research interests focus on understanding the downstream signaling mechanisms of 5-lipoxygenase in prostate cancer cell survival, deciphering the role of 5-lipoxygenase in the development and progression of prostate cancer using transgenic mouse models, and developing mechanism-based molecularly targeted chemotherapeutic strategies for the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
Biography Updated on 20 October 2013