Rajeev S. Samant

University of South Alabama, USA

Rajeev S. Samant works as an Associate Professor of oncologic sciences and heads the Cellular and Biomolecular Imaging Facility at Mitchell Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala, USA. He obtained his Doctoral degree from the Biotechnology Center, Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay, India, in 1998. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Jake Gittlen Cancer Research Institute, Penn State College of Medicine, Pa, USA, where his work involved discovery and characterization of metastasis suppressor gene, BRMS1. He moved to the Department of Pathology(Molecular and Cellular Pathology Program), University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala, USA, and worked as an Associate Scientist (Women’s Cancer Program) at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since 2004, Samant has been working with Mitchell Cancer Institute at the Center for Basic and Translational Science, Department of Oncologic Sciences. His laboratory work is focused on understanding Wnt pathway and Heat shock proteins in formation of multimolecular transcription regulatory complexes that play a role in epithelial-mesenchymal-transition, tumor growth, and metastasis of solid tumors. He is extensively involved in peer review of proposals for DOD, Komen foundation, and NIH.

Biography Updated on 6 September 2011

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