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Columnist: Swarnava Roy, Ph.D.

Swarnava Roy, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral fellow at NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. He has been working on cell cycle regulators and how certain proteins influence the activity of these cell cycle regulators. He has been conducting research mainly on mammalian cancer cell lines. After completing his M.S. in Microbiology from Bangalore, India, he went to complete his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the Louisiana State University. Dr. Roy has a broad range of research experience; he has been involved in basic protein-nucleic acid research on Drosophila melanogaster to working in a full cancer research lab handling mouse Cancer cell lines and doing cutting edge research on mainly pancreatic cancer.