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Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD

Assistant Professor of Genetics; Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology; Member, Yale Cancer Biology Institute; Scientific Director, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center; Co-Director of Pancreas Program, Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center

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Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD

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Mailing Addresses

  • Genetics

    Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Genetics, P.O. Box 208005

    New Haven, CT 06520-8005

    United States

  • Yale Cancer Biology Institute

    Advanced Biosciences Center, 840 West Campus Drive

    West Haven, CT 06516

    United States



Dr. Muzumdar graduated from Harvard College and received his Doctorate of Medicine from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. He completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining the Yale faculty.

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His laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which genetic, environmental, and host factors contribute to cancer initiation, progression, and maintenance. Leveraging a combination of sophisticated genetically-engineered cell and animal models, the lab seeks to define the molecular basis for tumor cell and host adaptations that drive tumorigenesis. Furthermore, the lab uses genetic and pharmacologic approaches combined with novel nanoparticle-based delivery methods to augment or impede these adaptations and determine the consequences on cancer development in these models. The ultimate goal of this research is to identify novel approaches for cancer prevention and treatment.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Koch Institute at MIT (2017)
  • Clinical Fellow
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (2014)
  • Resident in Internal Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2010)
  • Intern in Internal Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital (2009)
  • MD
    Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
  • AB
    Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovation AwardDamon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation2021
New Innovator Award (DP2)National Institutes of Health Director's Common Fund2019
AACR NextGen Grant for Transformative Cancer ResearchAmerican Association for Cancer Research2019
Early Career AwardAmerican Association for Cancer Research (journal Cancer Research)2019
Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08)National Cancer Institute (NCI)2016
Young Investigator AwardConquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)2013
Allen B. Barbour Award for Excellence in Internal MedicineStanford University School of Medicine2008
Research Training Fellowship for Medical StudentsHoward Hughes Medical Institute2005

Professional Service

Cancer ResearchReviewer2022 - Present
Cellular and Molecular Life SciencesAssociate Editor2022 - Present
Yale Pancreatic Cancer Collaborative (YalePaCC)Director2020 - Present

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