Raghu Kalluri, MD, PhD

Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Raghu Kalluri was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He earned his B.S. in Chemistry and Genetics from Nizam College, Osmania University, and went on to complete his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He holds an M.D. degree from Brown University Medical School.

Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to the fields of tissue injury/repair, regeneration, cancer biology, and cancer metastasis. He served as a faculty at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his tenure, he held various prestigious positions, received numerous awards for his mentorship, teaching, and research excellence.

He assumed the role of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cancer Biology UT MD Anderson Cancer Center and holds the Frederick F. Becker Distinguished Award.

His research has resulted in groundbreaking discoveries, with many of them translated into clinical applications. He’s published over 340 peer-reviewed manuscripts and is highly regarded in the scientific community, with an h-index of 131 and numerous citations. Kalluri laboratory has trained 228 postdoctoral fellows/trainees/visiting scholars, graduate students, and undergraduate students. His research focus is on tissue damage response, regeneration, and its causal relationship to cancer progression and prevention.

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