srustidhar das

postdoctoral fellow

Broadly, I am interested in understanding how similar and different are tissue regeneration and tumorigenesis, particularly when we age. During my PhD, I worked on epithelial malignancies such as pancreatic and intestinal tumorigenesis focused on membrane bound mucins MUC4 and MUC16. Currently, I am working on finding molecular mechanisms and pathways that would unlink the otherwise highly related biological processes such as intestinal regeneration and tumorigenesis in the context of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer (CRC).