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Aloke Sarkar

Aloke Sarkar

Associate Member

Assistant Professor

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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