Dr. Adi Dubash grew up in Mumbai, India. While always fascinated with Biology, his interest in an academic and scientific career was sparked by his work as an undergraduate researcher, studying breast cancer cells at The University of Texas at Austin. After graduating with a B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, he went on to complete a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a graduate student, his first author publication received the Best Paper of the Year Award in 2007 from the Journal of Cell Science.
Continuing his research as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University, Dr. Dubash’s work focused on understanding how attachment between cells is important for both normal tissue structure and onset of disease. Dr. Dubash’s postdoctoral tenure was strongly influenced by his involvement in mentoring students, and he is passionate about engaging undergraduates in rich and rewarding research experiences.
At Furman, his career has come full circle, combining his original interest as an undergraduate in cancer biology with his expertise in cell adhesion. Using multiple cellular models, his research focuses on studying how signaling to and from cell adhesion complexes contributes to the behavior of cancer cells. Dr. Dubash has been the recipient of multiple grants (Department of Defense, American Heart Association, Chicago Biomedical Consortium), and is a member of the American Society for Cell Biology.