Ashis K. Basu received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich, USA, in 1984, and did postdoctoral research at MIT, Cambridge, Mass, USA. In 1990 he joined the University of Connecticut where he currently is a Professor of chemistry. The research focus of the Basu Laboratory is the determination of the consequences of DNA damaged by antitumor drugs, chemical carcinogens, oxidation, or radiation. This research at the interface of chemistry and biology involves introduction of specific lesions in DNA by organic synthesis, investigation of the structural effects of the lesions using biophysical methods, and studying their repair and replication.
Biography Updated on 27 December 2011