Tej K. Pandita

University of Texas, USA

Dr. Tej K. Pandita is currently a tenured Professor of Radiation Oncology and member of the Simmons’ Cancer Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA. He was an Assistant Professor at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY, from 1996 to 2002 and then a tenured Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Cell Biology at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA until 2009. He is the recipient of numerous funding awards from National Institute of Health, American Cancer Society and the Department of Defense. He is a pioneer in the field of DNA damage response as well as telomere biology. His laboratory in St Louis, Missouri was a pioneer contributor in determining the role of telomerase in gene expression and he contributed several milestone findings in the field of histone modification including the relationship among H4K16 acetylation, transcription and DNA damage response. He was selected as Chairman of the ATW2012 International meeting held in 2012 in Delhi, India, and is an organizing member of the upcoming ATW2013 meeting to be held in Birmingham, England. He is an Editor for the journals Cancer Research and Genomic Integrity, and is a chartered member of the CMAD NIH Study Section. He has more than 125 peer reviewed publications to his credit, including articles in Nature, Cell, Molecular Cell, Cancer Cell, PNAS USA, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Cancer Research, Current Biology, Oncogene, Nature Cell Biology etc. He has trained several post doctoral fellows who currently hold faculty positions in Ivy league, national and international academic institutions.

Biography Updated on 10 March 2013

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