This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2019 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.
The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.
- Name: Apar Kishor Ganti, M.D.
- Title:Professor, UNMC Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine
- Joined UNMC: 2003
- Hometown: Pune, India
- Lung, head and neck cancer
The goal of my research is: To identify newer treatment approaches for patients who are not candidates for standard therapies. My laboratory is evaluating new pathways in head and neck and lung cancer. The goal is to identify novel prognostic and predictive biomarkers for these malignancies.
My research will make a difference because: There is a large unmet need for treatment options in these diseases. Any progress in our understanding of these cancers will lead to improvement in the quality of life and survival of these patients.
The best advice I've ever been given is:
Keep doing your work sincerely, and don't let the results be the underlying motive.
Three things you may not know about me are:
- In grade school I was nicknamed Appu by my friends, after the mascot of the 1982 New Delhi Asian Games
- I learned to swim and play tennis after the age of 40.
- I married the girl who proposed to me.
Well deserved and long overdue, Dr Ganti! Congratulations!
Heartiest Congratulations Apar remember the days when we studied together at school God Bless u all Proud to have you as my friend Srinivasan from S V Union school
Heartiest congrats mate. Very well deserved. Keep up the good work 👏👏👍👍
Congratulations Apar...or should I say Pappya!!!...from You know who.
Congratulations Dr. Ganti!! --- Paulo Shila
Hearty Congratulations dear Apar.....proud to have a friend and philosopher of such a great calibre like you......May you be blessed with more power peace health and wealth.......
Hearty congratulations Dr Apar. .......Manikyam atta and Durga
Great work. All the best
Congratulations!! God Bless!!
Congratulations Dr. Ganti
Heartiest congratulations Apar
Your down to earth personality endears you to the noble profession of medicene.Reach more heights.
Apar, you are so deserving of this recognition. Congratulations. Can I call you Appu from now on? It suits you. Theresa
Great to work with you. Congratulations!!!!
Congrats Dr. Ganti!!!
Dear Dr. Apar, Congratulations.
Well deserved my friend!
Congratulations Dr. Ganti!
Congratulations Dr. Ganti!