Tapasree Roy Sarkar

Assistant Professor

Sarkar Lab Webpage


3258 TAMU
Biological Sciences Building West
Room 100A


3258 TAMU
Biological Sciences Building West
Room 100

Joined the Department in 2018

  • M.S. East Tennessee State University, TN, Biology
  • Ph.D Purdue University, IN,  Biological Engineering
  • Postdoctoral research: National Cancer Institute (NCI/NIH), M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Co-Director, Center for Statistical Bioinformatics (2019-current)

  • Cancer Bioinformatics
  • Cancer Metabolomics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Mechanobiology

An aberrant activation of the biological process, termed epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) plays an important role for the acquisition of malignant phenotypes as well as cancer stem cells (CSC) properties by epithelial cancer cells. EMT facilitates the metastatic dissemination which is the major cause of cancer related mortality. The main focus of my work is to identify the molecular mechanisms that induces EMT, and to develop novel therapeutic strategies for preventing and treating metastasis.

  1. Sarkar T.R., Niu, Y, Mallick, B.K., Wu, G. Intakes of amino acids and other nutrients by adult humans. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2021, 1332:211-227.
  2. Maity, AK., Lee, S-C., Hu, L., Bell-Pedersen., D., Mallick, BK, Sarkar T. R. Significant Circadian Gene Selection for Time-to-event Phenotype by Integrating CNV and RNAseq Data. Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 2021, 212, 104276.
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