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Dr. Ananda Roy

Associate Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
150 Harrison Avenue

Brief Biography:

I came to Tufts in 1993 from The Rockefeller University and focus my research on how cells sense extrinsic biological signals and control gene expression. The temporal and spatial regulation of gene expression determines lineage differentiation, cellular proliferation and development. Normal cells proliferate and divide in a tightly regulated fashion in response to cell extrinsic signals that are transduced through specific cell surface receptors to the nucleus to control gene expression. A breakdown in these signal-induced transcription regulatory pathways often leads to abnormal cellular growth and variety of other human disorders. We wish to understand the role of TFII-I family transcription factors in signal-induced transcriptional regulation under normal and diseased conditions.

I am a member of the Immunology and Genetics Graduate Programs and served as Director of the Genetics Program from 2005-2007.  I have trained numerous students and fellows. Not only do I take immense pleasure and pride in teaching students, I am always amazed at how much I learn from them! 

I am also serving as a reviewer for NIH for the past nine years and currently Chair the Genetics and Epigenetics study section of the American Heart Association.  I also serve as a reviewer for the prestigious journals like Nature, Science, Cell and PNAS.  I served as an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Biological Chemistry from 2003-2008 and currently serve as an Editorial Board Member of the ASM journal, Molecular and Cellular Biology since 2008.


Academic positions:

Assistant Professor 1993-2002

Associate Professor 2002-Till now.


Research interests:

Transcriptional Regulation, Immune Genes, Signaling.


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