We are specifically interested in the regulation of key microRNAs and transcription factors by these paracrine/juxtacrine interactions and the mechanism by which they drive metastatic colonization in ovarian cancer. We also study the role of cancer associated fibroblasts – a major constituent of the tumor microenvironment – in providing a favorable niche for cancer stem cells and promoting chemoresistance.

Research Projects:

  • Organotypic 3D Culture Model of Omentum



Past Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Medical Sciences Program, IUSM Bloomington, Indiana University Bloomington

Assistant Professor, Biochemistry Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Assistant Professor, Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor, IUSM Bloomington, Indiana University School of Medicine

Biological Science, Oncology, Human Genetics, Biomedical Science
PhD, University of Mumbai, India, Biochemistry, 2007
MS, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, India, Biochemistry, 1998
BSc, Nagpur University, India, 1996
cancer cells ovarian cancer