Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, MS, PhD


Titles and Roles

Instructor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics


Ganji Purnachandra Nagaraju, MS, PhD, is an Instructor in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Nagaraju is an member of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics research program at Winship Cancer Institute. He also holds memberships with the Association of Scientists of Indian Origin in America, the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, the Science Advisory Board, The RNA Society and the American Association of Cancer Research.


Dr. Nagaraju obtained his MS and his PhD, both in Biotechnology, from Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Dr. Nagaraju's research is on translational projects related to gastrointestinal malignancies, specifically pancreatic and colorectal cancer, to bring observations derived from in vitro models of cancer cell growth to the translational level. He closely collaborates with clinicians in studies that target the HSP90, SPARC and DNMT-1 cell signaling pathways in pancreatic as well as colorectal cancer cells.


Dr. Nagaraju has published over 40 research papers in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals and has presented more than 30 abstracts at various national and international conferences. He serves as editorial board member of several internationally recognized academic journals.

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Dr. Nagaraju has received the following awards and honors:

  • Junior Scientist award by the ASIOA, 2012
  • Emory Research Staff Award, 2012
  • Emory Outstanding oral presentation award – Postdoc symposium at Emory University, 2012
  • Recognized as a leader in Endocrinology field by the Elsevier Science publishers, 2007
  • Postdoctoral Fellow Award from NSC, Taiwan Govt, ROC, 2004
  • Senior Research Fellow Award from ICAR, New Delhi, 1999
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