Bharat B. Aggarwal is an Indian-American biochemist. His research has been in the areas of cytokines, the role of inflammation in cancer, and the anti-cancer effects of spices and herbs, particularly those of curcumin.
Dr. Aggarwal is currently a Founding Director of an Anti-Inflammation Research Institute in San Diego, California. He is also currently serving on the Advisory Board of Oncocure, Herbal Life, Victorian Epicure and Aveta Biomics. Until December 31st, 2015, Dr. Aggarwal was a Ransom HorneDistinguished Professor of Experimental Therapeutics,Cancer Research, Cancer Medicine, Biochemistry and Immunology and Chief, Cytokine Research Section, in the Department of Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He also served as member of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, and as an Adjunct Professor atAlbert B. Alkek Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M University, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Aggarwal earned his Ph. D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, received his Post-Doctoral training from the Hormone Research Laboratory at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco. He then started his career with a start-up Biotechonolgy company, Genentech Inc where he worked for almost ten years and his work lead to the discovery of TNF-a and TNF-b, an essential component of the immune system; and identification of their receptors
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