Abir Mukherjee, PhD

Abir Mukherjee PhD is a postdoctoral scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Ernst Lengyel at the University of Chicago. Dr. Mukherjee received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology and Biochemistry from the University of Mumbai (Mumbai, India), his master’s degree in Molecular and Genetic Medicine from The University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England) and his Ph.D. from the Virginia Commonwealth University (Virginia, USA). His doctoral research focused on bioactive lipid mediated signal transductions via G-protein coupled receptors in ovarian cancer. His current research focuses on the bidirectional signaling that occurs between stromal and cancer cells in the metastatic ovarian cancer microenvironment. Dr. Mukherjee’s goal is to understand the altered metabolism in cancer cells induced by stromal cells, and identify suitable therapeutic targets.