Dr. Pradipta Ghosh Receives Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award

Dr. Pradipta GhoshDepartment of Medicine physician-scientist Dr. Pradipta Ghosh is one of only five researchers in the United States to receive a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists this year.The $700,000, 5-year award honors Dr. Ghosh for her innovative investigation of G protein activity in the development and spread of cancerous tumors.

It’s a research project that she developed during her training here at UC San Diego. The Burroughs Wellcome award will support her as she continues this work as an independent faculty investigator.

Pradipta Ghosh, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Ghosh joined the faculty of the Division of Gastroenterology after she completed her subspecialty training last fall.

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She is a graduate of the UC San Diego Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, the Gastroenterology Fellowship Training Program and the Department of Medicine Physician-Scientist Training Program.In her laboratory, Dr. Ghosh investigates the cell biology of signal transduction to find new ways to understand and block the development and spread of cancer and other diseases.

Dr Ghosh obtained her postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Marilyn G. Farquhar, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Professor in the Department of Pathology.

The Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists was established in 2007 to support new physician-scientists as they complete their training and establish their careers as independent academic investigators.

Also honored with a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award this year were UC San Diego’s Quyen T. Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Otolaryngology, and previous UCSD Department of Medicine research resident Chester Drum, M.D., Ph.D., currently on faculty at Harvard University School of Medicine.