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Sonam Tulsyan is a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics.

Sonam Tulsyan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

NCI Shady Grove | CRL/3416

Sonam Tulsyan, Ph.D., joined DCEG as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG) in June 2023. She received her Ph.D. in biotechnology from the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, India, in 2018. She completed a master’s in biotechnology from the CCS University, Meerut, India, and a bachelor’s in biotechnology from Kanpur University, Kanpur, India. Her Ph.D. research was in breast cancer genetics and pharmacogenetics, where she observed that higher order gene-gene interaction of drug metabolizing enzymes play an important role in prediction of breast cancer treatment outcomes in terms of response to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy and myelotoxicity. Prior to joining DCEG, Dr. Tulsyan worked as a postdoctoral fellow in ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research, Noida, India, which involved identification of somatic mutations in gallbladder cancer through whole-exome sequencing.

In LTG, Dr. Tulsyan is working on projects related to whole-genome sequencing of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma tumor samples and breakage bridge fusion events in different cervical cancer cell lines by long-read sequencing, under the mentorship of Michael Dean, Ph.D., senior investigator.