Manash Paul

University of California Los Angeles

Manash K. Paul, Ph.D., MRSB is currently working as an Assistant Project Scientist at the Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, USA. His research area is lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer death, and metastatic disease that is overwhelmingly the predominant cause of death. His studies deciphered that exosomes derived from highly motile premalignant cells can transfer metastatic phenotypes to neighboring healthy cells via paracrine signaling. While exosomes are known to serve as functional mediators in cell interaction leading to cancer metastasis, this will be the first comprehensive study to fully characterize the mechanisms underlying these events in the context of pulmonary premalignant migration, as well as in the context of metastatic cells from malignant pleural effusions using a microfluidic chip-based migration/ metastasis assay. Dr. Paul is the recipient of many awards that include the prestigious UCLA Vice Chancellor’s Award and was nominated for Paul Boyer’s award. Dr Paul is a member of multiple editorial boards and he has one registered patent. He has edited 2 books and authored/co-authored 37 journal papers, 6 book chapters and 46 abstracts. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also a member of many esteemed societies including the Royal Society of Biology (MRCB), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), American Chemical Society (ACS), European Cancer Association (ECA), American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research (AAISCR), International Society of Biotechnology (ISBT), Biotech Research Society (BRI) and Indian Associations of Teachers in Biological Sciences (IATBS).