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The Santosha Vardhana Lab

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Santosha Vardhana
Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD


Assistant Professor

The Vardhana lab explores how metabolites regulate immune cell homeostasis, particularly within tumors.  We use a combination of traditional immunology, synthetic biology, metabolomics, and bioinformatics to answer fundamental biological questions about the regulation of immune responses with the goal of applying these strategies broadly for the treatment of cancer.  Our team is made up of a diverse group of scientists and physicians with backgrounds in immunology, cancer biology, metabolism, and molecular genetics, but we are enthusiastic about integrating members with expertise across physical, life, and computer sciences to achieve our goal of taking novel experimental approaches to understand the complexity of host immunity.

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Santosha Vardhana

Santosha Vardhana, MD, PhD



Assistant Professor

  • The Vardhana Lab studies how nutrient availability, uptake and metabolism regulates host immune responses during cancer development and immunotherapy.
  • PhD, New York University
vardhans@mskcc.org
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Madeline Hwee
Madeline Hwee

Research Technician

Lab Affiliations

Achievements

  • Chief Medical Oncology Fellow, Internal Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2014)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2016)
  • Senior Fellow, Parker Institute of Cancer Immunotherapy (2017)
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists (2019)
  • MSKCC Award for Teaching Excellence (2019)
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  • NCI K08 Mentored Career Development Award (2020)
  • SARS-CoV-2 Research Project Award, Pershing Square Cohn Cancer Research Alliance (2020)

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Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Santosha Vardhana discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • ADC Therapeutics
    Provision of Services
  • Immunai Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Rheos Medicines, Inc
    Provision of Services

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