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

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Biology

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 studying gene function in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using mouse models and developing targeted gene and immune-based therapies based on the garnered knowledge.

Disease focus of research


Research keywords

Animal models,Cancer cell biology,Cancer therapy,Immunotherapy,Inflammation,Lipid signaling,Metabolism,Obesity,Targeted therapies,Tumor microenvironment,Tumor suppressors

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

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