Watch 7 Eyewitness News Anchor Ashley Rowe's interview with Dr. Dasgupta about this prestigious honor and his innovative research into metastatic cancer in the attached video above.
One of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's medical researchers has received a prestigious award from the National Institutes of Health for his innovative research on metastatic cancer.
Dr. Subhamoy Dasgupta, Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Department of Cell Stress Biology at Roswell Park, has received an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for 2020.
The award is one of only 85 presented across the country through the NIH's High Risk, High Reward Program. Each award comes with grant money to support the recipients' "extraordinarily creative" and "highly innovative" research.
The honor Dr. Dasgupta received comes with $2.52 million in grant money to continue his work on identifying how tumors spread throughout the body.
"My lab is very interested in understanding how some tumors are very aggressive, that it is spreads from the primary site to the different parts of the body," Dr. Dasgupta said.
Specifically, Dr. Dasgupta has been working on identifying how the nucleus and mitochondria within a tumor cell communicate with each other, and what role that plays in the tumor's spread.