Lab group 2023

Principal Investigator

Subhamoy Dasgupta, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Cell Stress Biology

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

CGP L3-303 Elm and Carlton Streets

Buffalo, NY 14263

Phone: 716-845-3920

Fax: 716-845-3944 

Subho received his undergraduate degree from Bangalore University and M.S. in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India.  He then completed his Ph.D. from the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth in 2010, where he characterized the functions of a novel gene MIEN1 in tumor progression and metastasis. He joined the laboratory of Dr. Bert W. O'Malley at Baylor College of Medicine for his postdoctoral fellowship. He used various genetic and molecular biology approaches along with metabolomics and proteomics strategies to understand the functions of transcriptional coregulators in tumor cell adaptation, survival and distant organ metastasis. In 2017, Subho joined the faculty of Roswell Park as an Assistant Professor. He is a recipient of US Department of Defense (DoD)- Predoctoral fellowship, Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Award, US Department of Defense (DoD)- Idea Development Award, the NCI Transition Career Development Award, Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Award, Outstanding Early Investigator Award from Endocrine Society, and NIH Director's New Innovator Award.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Abhisha Sawant Dessai 

PhD, Cancer Genetics, University at Buffalo- Roswell Park Division, NY.

Abhisha completed her PhD in Cancer Genetics in 2023 from Dasgupta lab, Roswell Park. Her doctoral thesis explored the mechanisms of "Bidirectional signaling between mitochondria and the nucleus dictate metabolic and epigenetic rewiring to drive tumorigenesis". She published several manuscripts including a first author in Cancer Research.  Currently she is exploring the crosstalk between cellular metabolism and chromatin structure; and how it impacts cancer progression. Outside the lab, Abhisha enjoys reading books, hiking, and snowboarding (new adventure).

Xin Le

MD PhD, Chongqing Medical University, China.

Xin graduated from Chongqing Medical University in June, and joined Dasgupta’s lab in September. During his PhD project, he discovered his interest in cancer metabolism and post translational modifications. Here at Dasgupta’s Lab, he is eager to explore more about metabolism and epigenetics in oncology. Outside of the lab, he enjoys music, films, coffee and the company of his family and dog.

Swati Sharma

PhD, Panjab University, India.

Swati received her PhD from Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, Defence Research Development Organization and Panjab University, India. Her research was focussed on the genetic and metabolic responses of mitochondria in high altitude disorder, high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high-altitude adaptation in Indian male population. After a brief postdoc at University of Michigan she joined Dr. Dasgupta lab. Swati is exploring the immunometabolic regulation in the prostate tumor microenvironment. Outside lab, she enjoy spending time with friends and family, trekking and exploring new places.

Graduate Students

Tao Dai (PhD Candidate, Tumor Immunology)

BS, Fudan University, China

Tao completed his undergraduate degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Fudan University and joined Tumor Immunology PhD Program at Roswell Park in 2018. In Dasgupta Lab, he is currently interested in understanding how tumor intrinsic metabolism compromises the anti-tumor immune response and ultimately leads to breast cancer metastasis. In 2021, Tao received predoctoral fellowship from Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester. Tao is Christian’s coke-buddy, but he prefers original taste coke.

Christian Prechtl (MD-PhD Program, University at Buffalo)

BS, Case Western Reserve University, OH.

Christian is a MD-PhD candidate at University at Buffalo, and a Buffalonian born and raised. He has a deep interest in cellular metabolism and its molecular underpinnings. Outside of academic endeavors, Christian enjoys golf, playing music, vanilla Coke, and the occasional Moscow Mule and claims he is rated 5 stars by his mother. 

Alphonse Dimeck (PhD student, Tumor Immunology)

BS, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY.

Alphonse completed his undergraduate degree in Biotechnology from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2022, and he joined the Tumor Immunology PhD Program at Roswell Park later that fall. In the Dasgupta Lab, he is interested in studying the tumor immune microenvironment of cancer and understanding how the unique aspects of cancer microenvironment drive the tumors response and growth. Outside of the lab, Alphonse enjoys listening to and playing music, hanging out with friends and anything involving Star Wars (movies, books, TV shows and especially the music).

Research Intern

Zoe Lawler

BS, Molecular Genetics, The Ohio State University, OH.

Zoe completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular Genetics from The Ohio State University in 2022. She joined the Dasgupta lab in 2023 to expand her research skillset, and is working on multiple projects exploring cellular metabolism, tumor progression, and cancer metastasis. Outside of the lab, Zoe enjoys playing with her dogs Monty and Copper, coaching swimming, and working towards her yearly reading goal.

Undergraduate Students

Nadya Elhalawany

BS in Biological Sciences- Student, State University of New York at Buffalo, NY.

Nadya is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in biological sciences at UB. She joined the lab in 2018, and has been focusing on cellular metabolism. Outside of the lab she enjoys going to the movies with her family and friends, going to community events, and going for walks outside.