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Aloke Sarkar

Aloke Sarkar

Associate Member

Assistant Professor


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston
Department of Experimental Therapeutics

Mitochondrial damage has been associated with several diseases, including cancer. Dysfunctional mitochondria (DyM) are eliminated via a unique process called mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy). Understanding mechanisms of exclusion of damaged mitochondria is therefore key for discerning therapeutic susceptibilities in cancer cells. Recently, we and others identified a novel non-nuclear role of the master DNA damage sensor protein Ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) in regulating mitophagy in multiple cancer cell lines.



Education & Training

PhD - Jadavpur University - 1996

Research Opportunities


Faculty Development