The Sankar lab focuses on the role of calcium/calmodulindependentprotein kinase (CaMK) signaling in mammalian development and disease.

My laboratory is interested in understanding the role of the calcium/calmodulin dependent protein kinase (CaMK) signaling cascade in cell biology and how its alterations contribute to disease.

We are interested in identifying the effects of CaMKK2 inhibition in prostate cancer-associated bone metastasis as well as establishing the identity of its downstream targets in prostate cancer as well as bone cells.


Subject areas:

  • Muscle/Bone Crosstalk
  • Precision Medicine
  • Trauma Regeneration and Rehabilitation
Oncology, Human Anatomy, Cell Biology
PharmD, Duke University, 2007
PhD, Ohio State University, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, 2003
MS, Ohio State University, Horticulture and Crop Sciences, 1997
BS, Kerala Agricultural University, India, Biology, 1992