Dr Triparna Sen
Consulting Editor: Triparna Sen (PhD)
Dr. Triparna Sen is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Thoracic Head & Neck Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Sen has about 10 years of experience in cancer research and is the author of more than 25 peer reviewed publications, patent and conference papers.
Dr. Sen completed her master course in Genetics in 2005 from the University of Calcutta, India. She later completed her PhD in Cancer Biology in 2011 from Jadavpur University, India. After her PhD she worked as a research scientist in Indian Institute of Chemical Biology and later came to the United States for her postdoctoral training in translational cancer research.
Her main research interest is investigating the role of DNA repair proteins as viable therapeutic targets for lung cancer. Her work at MD Anderson has led to the establishment of a DNA repair protein inhibitor as an effective therapy for small cell lung cancer which has supported the translation of the drug to clinical trials for small cell lung cancer patients.
She received the “Young Scientist of the year” award in 2005 for her work on identification and characterization of hot spot mutations in the p53 gene in five most prevalent cancers in the Indian subpopulation. In the following years Dr. Sen received several oral and poster presentation awards at national and international conferences. Dr. Sen has reviewed several scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. She was recently awarded “The Jeffrey Lee Cousin Fellowship” for outstanding contribution to lung cancer research and the “Women in Cancer Research-Scholar Award” for her contribution in the field.
Dr. Sen’s long-term goal is to make significant contributions in the field of precision medicine and develop new therapeutic targets and biomarkers that predict the best anticancer treatment for an individual patient.