Member Biography


Reshma Bhowmick

Reshma Bhowmick, Ph.D.

980 W Walnut St
R3 C564, Joseph E. Walther Hall (R3)
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-0212

Research Program Membership

Associate member:

Associate Scientist
Department of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
IU School of Medicine

Dr. Bhowmick's research interests include:

Currently I am investigating effect of Replication Protein A inhibitors (RPAis)on DNA damage response (DDR) induced therapy resistance. Recently, I was involved in development of immune system activating peptides for treatment of cancer. These agents are based on the sequence of endogenous anti-angiogenic Pigment epithelium factor(PEDF) and could be used in combination therapy to alleviate therapy resistance. One of my research interests is to develop of these peptides in combination with conventional therapies such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapy. In past, I have studied role of nitric oxide (NO) in tumor development and therapy resistance (Please see publication. My another field of research is to study effect of therapy induced hypoxia on NO mediated therapy resistance and study role NO in cellular differentiation. I am also interested in studying cell signaling events associated with NO induced therapy resistance and investigate use of nitric oxide synthase inhibitor to overcome therapy resistance.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship - Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 2007

Ph.D. - Banaras Hindu University, India 2002

M.S. - Banaras Kindu University, India 1994