- Division of Basic and Integrative Biological Sciences – DBIB
- Review Branch:
- Basic and Translational Cancer – BTC
- Study Section:
- Gene Regulation in Cancer – GRIC
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.