Rajesh N. Gacche (Ph. D. LL. B.) is presently working as a Professor & Head, Department of Biotechnology of Savitribai Phule Pune University (Previous Pune University), India. Prof. Rajesh has an excellent track record of publications of over 95 research articles in journals of repute, 5 patents and also completed over dozens of research projects in the area of Biomedical Research in general and Cancer Biology in particular. He has visited countries like USA, China, Austria, Singapore etc. for collaborative research. Prof. Rajesh has passion of teaching Biology by linking it with evolving pathphysiological concerns of human aailments.
Prof. Rajesh is working in the area of Natural product and drug discovery for the treatment cancer in general and Breast cancer in particular. The focus of the Prof. Rajesh’s Lab is developing the proof of concept about the interaction of natural products as inhibitors of cancer cell growth, cancer stem cells with molecular mechanisms involved therein. The ultimate goal is to develop evidence-based natural products for the management of breast cancer. Prof. Rajesh got expertise in Cancer Biology more precisely drug resistance, tumor heterogeneity, cancer stem cells and applications of computational tools for understanding structure activity relationship.