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Moushumi Sarit Chandra Lahiri

Moushumi Sarit Chandra Lahiri, Indian researcher. Travel grantee Skin Disease Research Center, Cleveland, 1995; fellow Institute of Science, Bombay, 1986-1988. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer Research (associate, award 1995), Third World Organization for Women in Science.

Background

  • Lahiri, Moushumi Sarit Chandra was born on October 6, 1966 in Calcutta, India. Came to the United States, 1995. Daughter of Sarit Chandra and Purabi Lahiri.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, South Indian Educational Society College, Bombay, 1986. Master of Science, Institute of Science, Bombay, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy, Cancer Research Institute, Bombay, 1993.

    Career

    • Junior research fellow Cancer Research Institute, Bombay, 1988-1992. Research fellow C.U. Shah Pharmacy College, 1992-1994. Postdoctoral fellow Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1995-1996, research associate, 1996, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 1996.

      Co-investigator VA Merit Review Grant.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include elucidating the role of matrix metalloproteinases, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases and cytochrome-P450 in cancer. Elucidating the mechanisms of action of curcumin, catechin, B-carotene, Alpha-tocopherol, silymarin and green tea polyphenols in cancer chemoprevention. Screening cosmetics for mutagenic, genotoxic and carcinogenic properties.

      Studying skin cancer and metastasis in humans-role of extracellular matrix.

    Works

    • Author: Chemoprevention of Cancer, 1992, Carcinogenicity: Testing, Predicting and Interpreting Chemical Effects, 1999. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Hindu

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer Research (associate, award 1995), Third World Organization for Women in Science.

    Connections

    • Married Subhasish Chatterjee, July 21, 1996. 1 child, Aditya K. Chatterjee.
    • father: Sarit Chandra
    • mother: Purabi Lahiri
    • spouse: Subhasish Chatterjee
    • child: Aditya K. Chatterjee Lahiri
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    Born October 6, 1966
    (age 51)
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