Mandar Muzumdar, MD, assistant professor of genetics at the Yale Cancer Biology Institute, has received the 2019 Cancer Research Early Career Award from the American Association for Cancer Research
The award recognizes outstanding early career investigators who have authored peer-reviewed, original articles published in Cancer Researchthat have made a significant impact in one or more of the fields represented by the Journal.
Muzumdar received the recognition for the article Adaptive and Reversible Resistance to Kras Inhibition in Pancreatic Cancer Cells.
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, we seek to define the molecular basis for the tumor cell and host adaptations that drive cancer progression.
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.