Shrikant Anant, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Surgery
Cancer Research


Dr. Anant is a RNA biologist with an interest in understanding the mechanisms that regulate gene expression at the posttranscriptional levels of mRNA stability and translation during tumorigenesis. His lab was instrumental in understanding the role of two genes in colon cancers; tumor suppressor and a cancer causing gene. In addition, Dr. Anant's group has been in the forefront in understanding how dietary prevention agents regulate gene expression. In this regard, his group has identified a new compound that can be used as a preventive agent for colorectal cancer and more recently have been working on bitter melon as a dietary agent against colon cancer.

Dr. Anant has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and multiple book chapters and reviews. He has also received many awards, including the American Gastroenterology Association Research Scholars award and the University of Oklahoma Senior Research Scholar award. In 2009, he was named a fellow of the Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists, and in 2010, he was honored as a Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association. His work has been reported by multiple media organizations worldwide including the BBC, NPR and the Associated Press. He is also regularly invited to serve in various national panels and was most recently invited by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to serve in an expert panel to consider the current landscape of natural products and botanical research relevant to the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

 

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Last modified: Oct 23, 2013

Contact

Shrikant Anant, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Surgery

P: 913-945-6334
sanant@kumc.edu

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