Congratulations to Sarbajeet Nagdas who was awarded an NIH F30 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award

Sarb NagdasSarb Nagdas is an MSTP student who was awarded an NIH F30, an Individual Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), beginning on 6/6/17. Sarb is a Microbiology degree candidate in David Kashatus’ lab and the title of his project is “Physiological Role of Dynamin-Related Protein 1 in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma”. He is studying the role of Dynamin Related Protein 1 (Drp1), the large GTPase required for mitochondrial fission, in pancreatic cancer using both a genetically engineered mouse model as well as human xenograft model. In parallel, Sarb is studying the cell physiological differences that arise in the pancreatic cancer model systems in the presence or absence of Drp1.