Anand K. Ganesan, MD, PhD

University of California, Irvine

  • Assistant Professor Department of Dermatology and Cell Biology University of California, Irvine
  • Co-Director Translational Working Group for Melanoma
  • Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Outrun the Sun Research Scholar involved in a study that may lead to more effective immunotherapy for melanoma. Click here for details

Anand was born in Des Plaines, IL and grew up in Southern California. He graduated from UC Berkeley with a Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. He completed both his MD and PhD training at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Anand completed a dermatology residency and postdoctoral fellowship at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He joined the UC Irvine faculty in July 2006. Anand has a clinical practice that focuses on melanocytic disorders, and has an active research group which focuses on melanocyte and melanoma biology. More specifically, his laboratory has utilized state of the art functional genomics technology to identify novel genes that regulate melanin production and chemotherapy resistance in melanoma cells. The eventual goal of these studies is to identify novel therapies and molecular markers for melanoma and melanocytic disorders.

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