Nagendra Prasad, Assistant Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Obesity is a cancer risk factor; chances of developing breast cancer are elevated in post-menopausal obese women and obese patients develop more aggressive breast cancers. Dr. Prasad’s research involves studying a novel idea that a gene called SHIP2 could link obesity and breast cancer. His research is aiming to determine the mechanisms of SHIP2 function in oncogenesis, especially in conferring obesity-related cancer risk.
For more information on Dr. Prasad, visit his department website here.