Fazlul Hoque Sarkar, PhD
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pathology and Oncology, Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA
Fazlul H. Sarkar, Ph.D. is a Professor at Karmanos Cancer Center, Wayne State University with a track-record of cancer research for over 32 years. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and completed his post-doctoral training in molecular biology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. His work has led to the discovery of the role of chemopreventive agents in sensitization of cancer cells (reversal of drug-resistance) to conventional therapeutics (chemo-radio-therapy). He has published over 400 original scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, review articles and book chapters. He is currently a Senior Editor of the journal: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics and member of the editorial board of many scientific journals.
His research is focused on understanding the role of a master transcription factor, NF-B, and further directed toward elucidating the molecular mechanisms of action of natural agents and synthetic small molecules for cancer prevention and therapy.