Hereditary Genetics: Current Research

Hereditary Genetics: Current Research
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ISSN: 2161-1041

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Ajay Goel

Ajay Goel

Ajay Goel
Director, Biotech Innovations
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California, USA

Biography

2011- present Director, Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention Research, Baylor
Research Institute, BUMC, Dallas
2005 - present Investigator, Baylor Research Institute, BUMC, Dallas
2003 - 2005 Associate Investigator, Baylor Research Institute, BUMC, Dallas
2001- 2003 Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Medicine and Cancer
Center, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Post-Doctoral Positions:
1998 – 2001 Post Graduate Researcher, Department of Medicine, University of
California San Diego, La Jolla, California
1996 – 1997 Research Associate, Department of Molecular Physiology and
Biological Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville,
Virginia
1996 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Panjab University, Chandigarh,
India
University Research:
1991 – 1996 Pre-doctoral Fellow, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
1990 – 1991 Junior Research Fellow, Post Graduate Institute of Medical
Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
1998 – 1990 Research Student, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Teaching Experience:
1991 – 1996 Research Scientist, Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre
(RSIC), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
Education:
1991 - 1996 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, Ph.D.
1988 - 1990 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, MS (Hons).
1985 - 1988 Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, BS (Hons).
1983 - 1985 Govt. College, Chandigarh, India, High School
Research Interests:
1998 – present Genetics and epigenetics of gastrointestinal cancers, mechanisms
of genomic instability, DNA mismatch repair, Mechanisms of
epigenetic instability (DNA methylation, histone modifications,

Research Interest

Genetics and epigenetics of gastrointestinal cancers, mechanisms
of genomic instability, DNA mismatch repair, Mechanisms of
epigenetic instability (DNA methylation, histone modifications,
Ajay Goel, Ph.D.
microRNAs) in human colorectal cancer, potential role of JC virus
in colon carcinogenesis, complementary and alternative
approaches for the chemoprevention of gastrointestinal cancer
using natural dietary agents and polyphenols, and development of
noninvasive epigenetic biomarkers for the detection of
gastrointestinal cancers.

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