Sankar GHOSH

Columbia University Medical Center, USA

Dr. Ghosh received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1988. He did his postdoctoral research training with David Baltimore at the Whitehead Institute at MIT. Dr. Ghosh began his independent research career at Yale University School of Medicine in 1991, and was a Professor in the Departments of Immunobiology and Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, before arriving at Columbia in December 2008. An immunologist and microbiologist, Dr. Ghosh continues to be best known for his work on NF-kB. Because NF-kB plays an important role in regulating the expression of a number of genes involved in inflammation and the immune responses, his research has implications for the treatment of arthritis, colitis, dermatitis, asthma, and other inflammatory diseases, as well as diseases such as cancer and muscular dystrophy.

In recognition of his many years of focus on illuminating the NF-kappa-B immune response pathway, Dr. Ghosh was elected in 2008 as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. Dr. Ghosh’s other professional honors include a MERIT Award from the National Institutes of Health (2001), the Pharmingen Investigator Award from the American Association of Immunologists (2002), Ranbaxy Science Foundation Award (2006), the F. W. Alt Award for New Discoveries in Immunology from the Cancer Research Institute (2008), American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research-Outstanding Scientist Award (2010), and the Distinguished Alumni Award of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York (2017).