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Sudarshan Anand, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology, School of Medicine
  • Cell and Developmental Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Cancer Biology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Dr. Sudarshan Anand graduated with a PhD in Immunology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2007 working on TNF superfamily immune costimulation. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego from 2007-2014 where he investigated the role of microRNAs in tumor angiogenesis. He joined the department of Cell, Developmental Cancer Biology as an Assistant professor in March 2014.

Research Program:

The overall goal of the Anand lab is to understand how non-coding RNAs shape tumor responses to therapies such as radiation that work by inducing DNA damage. We focus on the cells in the tumor microenvironment in breast and colorectal cancers, particularly, the tumor blood vessels and immune cells to elucidate their contributions to the tumor progression and treatment responses. Using a combination of preclinical mouse models, human patient samples and cell culture models, we strive to address knowledge gaps, develop therapeutic strategies and identify biomarkers for patient stratification.

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2007, Johns Hopkins University

Areas of interest

  • MicroRNA, Cancer, Tumor Microenvironment, Cell Engineering



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