Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra

Assistant Professor

Dr. Soumya Ranjan Mohapatra graduated with a BTech in Biotechnology in 2012 from Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu. Subsequently, in 2014 he obtained his Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences with a major in Cancer Biology and PhD degree in 2019 in the field of Cancer Metabolomics, both from Germany’s prestigious Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg. He carried out his post-doctoral work at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg, Germany. He has extensively worked in the field of molecular and metabolic signaling in cancer with a special focus on amino acid metabolism in brain tumors. Dr. Mohapatra is currently studying metabolic signaling in Head and Neck cancers, infection and inflammatory diseases. His specific focus area is on hypoxic and cytokine mediated regulation of tryptophan metabolism and its resultant immunomodulatory effects effects carried out through the activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR). He is also involved in bioinformatics and machine learning based development of activators/inhibitors of metabolic enzymes for effective cancer theranostics. He is currently establishing the new KIIT-KIMS Translational Research Bridge laboratory and also acts as a liaison between KSBT and KIMS to facilitate basic and translational research at both institutions.

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