Mandar Deepak Muzumdar is a physician-scientist with a clinical and research focus in gastrointestinal oncology and pancreatic cancer. He is currently an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Tyler Jacks at the Koch Institute at MIT. Mandar received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine followed by Internal Medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and oncology fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been pursuing cancer research in the Koch Institute since 2011 and is a former Image Award winner.
In His Own Words:
“When I began laboratory research as an undergraduate student, I was captivated by what I observed, whether it was how neural stem cells grew as spheres in culture or how cells expressing green fluorescent protein gave off a magical green hue under a microscope. As my research career has progressed, I continue to be struck by the impressive artistry that can be found in nature. The images presented in the Koch Institute Public Galleries are a testament to not only this amazing beauty but also to the exciting progress we have made in the research community to understand and combat disease. Perhaps now more than ever, public engagement in science is essential to ensuring that the fruits of this research are recognized and applied appropriately in practice and policy. I am honored to be a judge for the Image Awards to help make scientific research more accessible to the public.”