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Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Molecular Genetics

Massey Cancer Center leadership roles

Associate director for training and education, VCU Massey Cancer Center

Department affiliations

Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine

Endowed and distinguished chair or professorship

Harrison Foundation Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research


PhD, Nagoya University, Japan (2001)
MBBS, Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh (1994)

Awards and honors

Blick Scholar Award, 2010, Virginia Commonwealth University
Milstein Young Investigator Award, 2005, Society for Interferon and Cytokine Research
Quest Diagnostics Young Investigator Award, 2000, The Endocrine Society

Research description

My research focuses on analysis of functions of oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes in hepatocellular carcinoma and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis using mouse models. I also explore the development and validation of novel therapeutic strategies for these diseases.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Animal models,Cancer cell biology,Metabolism,Obesity,Translational science,Tumor microenvironment

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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Contact information


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