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Discovering the causes of cancer and the means of prevention
 

Rohit Thakur, Ph.D., joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) in the laboratory of Kevin Brown, Ph.D., senior investigator, and the Integrative Tumor Epidemiology Branch (ITEB) in 2020. Prior to joining DCEG, Dr. Thakur earned his Ph.D. from University of Leeds, United Kingdom, where he focused on analyses of gene expression data from melanoma tumors. He subsequently spent a year as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, where he focused on elucidating biomarkers of response to immunotherapy in melanoma patients.

Dr. Thakur is working on integrative genomic analyses of melanocyte and melanoma genomic and epigenomic datasets to understand genes, molecular mechanisms, and environmental interactions underlying melanoma susceptibility, under the mentorship of Kevin Brown, Ph.D., senior investigator, LTG, and Mitchell Machiela, Sc.D., M.P.H., Earl Stadtman Investigator, ITEB.