Sandeep Burma, PhD

Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2201 Inwood Road, NC7.208, Dallas, TX 75390, USA

Sandeep Burma was born in the ancient city of Varanasi in India. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics at the Banaras Hindu University, India. He then obtained his PhD degree in Molecular Biology at the National Institute of Immunology in New Delhi, India. After two postdoctoral stints in the field of transcription regulation at Yale University and Pennsylvania State University in the United States, he worked as a scientist (in the field of DNA repair) in two federal labs - Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. In 2005, he started his own independent research laboratory at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. His current research focuses on basic mechanisms of DNA-double strand break repair and the role of DNA repair in glioblastoma development and therapy. He is heavily involved in graduate and medical school education at UTSW, where other than shouldering teaching and course-direction responsibilities he also works actively in curriculum development.

Sandeep Burma is the communicating author or co-author in over 70 PubMed cited peer-reviewed publications, several of which have been cited more than 100 times including one with over 1000 citations. He is on the editorial board of the journal DNA Repair. He has delivered a large number of invited lectures in international meetings on DNA repair and cancer research, including a lecture tour of Japan funded by the Japanese Society for Promotion of Science. Research in his lab has been continuously funded by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Institutes of Health for the past fourteen years. He also serves as a grant reviewer for several study sections of the National Institutes of Health.

Terms of Appointment: Jul 2018 - Jun 2020