The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITThe David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows


A Koch Institute Partnership for Postdoctoral Catalytic Cancer Research at MIT

The Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows Program is a high-impact, bilateral collaboration with India focusing on cancer research training as its cornerstone. The program offers opportunities for postdoctoral scientists, engineers, and physicians to undertake cancer research at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, working at the interfaces between biology/medicine and the diverse fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, and the physical and chemical sciences.

The program is funded by Koch Leadership Council member Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, who is chair and managing director of Biocon, one of India’s largest biotechnology firms. Started in early 2011, the Mazumdar-Shaw Fellows Program brings fellows at the postdoctoral level to the Koch Institute to train for a period of two years. Those researchers will then return to India to help jump-start cancer research programs there. As part of the program, MIT faculty also travel to India to interact with scientists there.


2014 Fellows


Noor Jailkhani, Ph.D.

Hynes Laboratory
Extracellular Matrix (ECM) Biomarkers and Targets in Breast Cancer Metastases



2013 Fellows


Siddharth Jhunjhunwala, Ph.D.

Anderson Laboratory
Counteracting Immunosuppressive Pathways Exploited by Tumor Microenvironments Using RNA Interference




Yogesh Dayma

Yogesh Dayma, Ph.D.

Yaffe Laboratory
Characterizing Molecular and Cellular Crossstalk Between Inflammatory Cytokines, Neutrophils, and Tumorigenesis in Lung, Head and Neck Cancers 


2012 Fellows

Neetu Singh, Ph.D.

Bhatia Laboratory
Multiblock siRNA-Polymer Nanostructures for RNA Interference




David Wood, Ph.D.

Bhatia Laboratory
Paper Diagnostics for Cancer Using Synthetic Biomarkers
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Read about David's ongoing work building on his Mazumdar-Shaw Fellowship research 



Read more about the Mazumdar-Shaw fellowship program and its potential impact on the growing cancer problem in India.

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