Dr. Manzoor Zarger

Dr. Manzoor Zarger

Scientific Review Officer



Biography

Division:
Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences DBIB
Review Branch:
Basic and Translational Cancer BTC
Study Section:
Cancer Molecular Pathobiology CAMP
 
Gene Regulation in CancerGRIC

Dr. Manzoor A. Zarger received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology, and conducted his postdoctoral studies at Thomas Jefferson University, where he was at the forefront of apoptosis research discovering various caspases, death receptors, and anti-apoptotic molecules, and their roles in various forms of cell death. He has published his research findings in prestigious journals like Cell, Nature, Molecular Cell, PNAS, JBC, and Cancer Research. Before coming to CSR, he was a senior research scientist at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, where he was involved in deciphering the critical role of caspase 8 in T cell activation rather than its well-characterized function in cell death. Prior to this position, he was director of the Molecular Oncology Laboratory at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, where he directed research on the therapeutic potential of TRAIL in various cancers.