Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD

Assistant Professor

Departments & Organizations

Genetics: Muzumdar Lab

Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology

Yale Cancer Biology Institute

Yale Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medicine

Yale Cancer Biology Institute


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.

His laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms by which genetic and environmental 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 the tumor cell and host adaptations that drive cancer progression. 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

MD Stanford University School of Medicine (2008)
AB Harvard College, Biochemical Sciences (2003)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Koch Institute at MIT
Fellow in Medical Oncology Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital
Resident in Internal Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital
Intern in Internal Medicine Brigham and Women's Hospital
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • 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 Medicine (2008)

  • Research Training Fellowship for Medical StudentsHoward Hughes Medical Institute (2005)

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Contact Info

Mandar Deepak Muzumdar, MD
Patient Care Location
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06511
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Lab Location
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, Wing B-Wing Fl 3rd Floor Rm B323

New Haven, CT 06510
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Office Locations
Yale Cancer Biology InstituteWest Campus Advanced Biosciences Center
840 West Campus Drive

West Haven, CT 06516
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GeneticsSterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
GeneticsYale University School of Medicine
Department of Genetics, P.O. Box 208005

New Haven, CT 06520-8005

Muzumdar Lab