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Syamantak is a postdoctoral researcher in the Pratx Lab at Stanford University. He is involved in developing in-vitro bio-mimetic models of cancer and cancer metastasis for investigating diagnostic and therapeutic agents. He completed his Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. With a background training in multiple disciplines including molecular imaging, molecular biology, single-molecule biophysics, and engineering, he aspires to develop new physical technologies with a strong motivation to translate them into the oncology clinic. A major focus area of his research is patient-derived organoids for screening cancer therapeutics and imaging radiotracers. Another key research interest is advanced radiotherapy techniques including FLASH, which promises to transform the accuracy and therapeutic index of cancer radiotherapy. His recent work using cancer spheroids has proven uniquely useful to study the FLASH radiation effect in vitro. He has published his research in leading scientific journals, won a young investigator award from AAPM, and received multiple research funding awards from Stanford Cancer Institute, AAPM and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford School of Medicine.
My current research interest involves developing in-vitro bio-mimetic models of cancer and cancer metastasis for investigating diagnostic and therapeutic agents.