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Dr. Mukesh Verma

Dr. Mukesh Verma

Program Director and Chief, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
USA

Biography

Dr. Mukesh Verma is a Program Director and Chief in the Methods and Technologies Branch (MTB), Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH) with expertise in implication of epigenome, microbiome, metabolome, and genomic information for risk assessment and understanding disease etiology. He represents NCI in Common Fund Programs on (1) Epigenomics, (2) Metabolomics, and (3) Molecular Transducers of Physical Activity. Before coming to the DCCPS, he was a Program Director in the Division of Cancer Prevention (DCP), NCI, providing direction in the areas of biomarkers, early detection, risk assessment and prevention of cancer, epigenetics, epidemiology, and cancers associated with infectious agents. Since joining the NCI, he has sought to champion the visibility of and investment in cancer epigenetics research both within the Institute and across other federal and non-governmental agencies, and to raise public awareness about controlling cancer. Dr. Mukesh Verma holds a M.Sc. from Pantnagar University and a Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University. He did postdoctoral research at George Washington University and was a faculty member at Georgetown University Medical Center. He has published 161 research articles and reviews and edited five books in cancer biomarkers, epigenetics and epidemiology field. Home Page http://epi.grants.cancer.gov/mtb/

Research Interest

Epigenome, Microbiome, Metabolome, and genomic information for risk assessment and understanding disease etiology.