• Cancer is complex disease, which involve alternation of multiple genetic and epigenetic factors and pathways in normal cells for them to become cancerous. Because of its complex nature and the ability of cancer cells to evolve rapidly undertreatment, cancer treatment with durable outcome is a challenging problem. Therefore, in-depth molecular understanding of cancer initiation and progression is necessary for developing effective therapies. In-order to identify and characterize critical cancer vulnerability genes and their downstream network we use genomic and targeted approaches. Our research program spans several cancer types including melanoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and pancreatic cancer. Our long-term goal is to not only identify new molecules and signaling pathways that regulate the disease but also develop more effective and durable cancer therapies.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Loss of HAT1 expression confers BRAFV600E inhibitor resistance to melanoma cells by activating MAPK signaling via IGF1R 2020
    2019 Dissecting the role of RNA modification regulatory proteins in melanoma 2019
    2019 Loss of BOP1 confers resistance to BRAF kinase inhibitors in melanoma by activating MAP kinase pathway 2019
    2018 Interleukin 8 is a biomarker of telomerase inhibition in cancer cells 2018
    2018 Zinc finger protein 598 inhibits cell survival by promoting UV-induced apoptosis 2018
    2017 Serine hydroxymethyl transferase 1 stimulates pro-oncogenic cytokine expression through sialic acid to promote ovarian cancer tumor growth and progression 2017
    2017 Transcriptional analysis-based integrative genomics approach to identify tumor-promoting metabolic genes 2017
    2016 Interferon alpha-inducible protein 6 regulates NRASQ61K-induced melanomagenesis and growth 2016
    2016 Oncogenic EGFR Represses the TET1 DNA Demethylase to Induce Silencing of Tumor Suppressors in Cancer Cells 2016
    2016 70S-scanning initiation is a novel and frequent initiation mode of ribosomal translation in bacteria 2016
    2015 LKB1 preserves genome integrity by stimulating BRCA1 expression 2015
    2014 PTEN functions as a melanoma tumor suppressor by promoting host immune response 2014
    2014 A large-scale RNAi-based mouse tumorigenesis screen identifies new lung cancer tumor suppressors that repress FGFR signaling 2014
    2014 Synergistic tumor suppression by combined inhibition of telomerase and CDKN1A 2014
    2013 Induction of cellular senescence by oncogenic RAS 2013
    2010 Advances in genome-wide DNA methylation analysis 2010
    2008 Structural Determinant of Human La Protein Critical for Internal Initiation of Translation of Hepatitis C Virus RNA 2008
    2006 Analysis of Mutations within the 5' Untranslated Region, Interferon Sensitivity Region, and PePHD Region as a Function of Response to Interferon Therapy in Hepatitis C Virus-Infected Patients in India 2006

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, 2009
  • Full Name

  • Romi Gupta