Shrikanth Gadad, Ph.D.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso
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Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
May 17, 2017
Large regions of DNA in the human genome that don’t code for proteins were once called “junk” DNA because they were thought to serve no purpose. But with improvements in genome sequencing technologies, scientists are learning that these non-coding regions actually do serve crucial roles in biology.
Now a molecular biologist at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso is studying the role of non-coding regions in the onset, progression, and metastasis of many different types of cancer.
Shrikanth Gadad was recruited to TTUHSC El Paso with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT in 2017 from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where he was a postdoctoral researcher. He joined the Department of Molecular and Translational Medicine at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.