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.
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.
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.