Santanu Dasgupta, MS, BEd, PhD

Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Tyler, TX, USA

Dr. Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Dr. Dasgupta has received extensive training in mitochondrial genomics and biomarker development related to human cancer at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory is focused on understanding the role of circulating exosomes in human malignancies and Nontuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease. Dr. Dasgupta has published over 64 articles in peer reviewed journals and serves as an editorial board member in many journals including Scientific Reports, World Journal of Clinical Cases. Dr. Dasgupta is an active member of the American Association for Cancer Research and American Thoracic Society. Dr. Dasgupta’s research identified respiratory complex coding novel mitochondrial DNA mutations in never-smoker lung cancer patients and their association with EGFR gene mutation, a key driver of lung cancer. Studies from Dr. Dasgupta’s laboratory also uncovered a novel metastasis suppressor pathway in breast cancer and detected unique mitochondrial, nuclear encoded and viral oncoproteins in the circulating exosomes of various cancer and NTM infected patients.