New investigator: Samikshan Dutta, PhD

Samikshan Dutta, PhD

Samikshan Dutta, PhD

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC’s 2020 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

  • Name: Samikshan Dutta, PhD
  • Title: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: April 2011
  • Hometown: Kolkata, India

New Investigator Award

New Investigator Awards go to outstanding UNMC scientists who in the past two years have secured their first funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense or other national sources. New investigators also had to demonstrate scholarly activity such as publishing their research and/or presenting their findings at national conventions.

Research focus:

  • Prostate cancer metastasis

The goal of my research is:

My research focuses on addressing how advanced stages of prostate cancer evade therapeutic stress to promote growth and survival.

My research will make a difference because:

Therapy-resistant prostate cancer has the worst prognosis and needs immediate intervention in terms of novel target-identification and drug-development. Moreover, the lack of proper biomarkers limits therapeutic management against clonal variability of advanced prostate cancer. Our research is trying to stratify patients based on the molecular signature responsible for the therapy resistance and lineage switch of prostate cancer. Therefore, the identification of appropriate biomarkers can discriminate clonal variation, and novel targeted therapy can provide a better therapeutic outcome.

The best advice I’ve ever been given is:

Never give up! Keep creating.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • I enjoy watching soccer over any other sports.
  • I’m fond of solo, long drives through the countryside.
  • I love traveling and experiencing foods of various cultures.


  1. Saiprasad says:

    Congrats Dr. Dutta.

  2. Hirenkumar Patel says:


  3. Parthasarathy Seshacharyulu says:

    Congratulations Sam!

  4. Iram Fatima says:


  5. Nivedita says:


  6. Wasim Nasser says:


  7. Tom Caffrey says:

    Congratulations, well deserved !!

  8. Balawant Kumar says:

    Congratulations Dr. Dutta

  9. jawed Siddiqui says:

    Congratulation, Sam!!

  10. Sathishkumar Natarajan says:

    Congratulations Samikshan!

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