Surojit Sarkar, PhD

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

  • Dr.Surojit Sarkar is a principal investigator at the Ben Towne Center and an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is pursuing ways to help the immune system remember cancer and attack it if it relapses whether thats months or decades after a child goes into remission.Sarkar received a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh in the field of vaccine immunology. He gained further expertise in T-cell immunology during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory Vaccine Center in Atlanta under the expert guidance of Dr. Rafi Ahmed, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and one of the pioneering leaders in the area of immunological memory.