School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Student Profile

Ankush Chandra
Current Student Researcher

Ankush Chandra is a medical student, Class of 2019 with an interest in neurosurgery. As an undergraduate at Boston University, he conducted research in the laboratory of Hengye Man, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of Biology, and completed a senior thesis that investigated the role of clathrin-mediated endocytosis in neuronal development. After graduating, he conducted two years of full-time research in the Eichler Lab at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, investigating molecular mechanisms underlying white matter leukodystrophies. His research was published in the October 2015 edition of the Journal of Neuroscience. During the thesis year of his master’s degree at Boston University Chandra worked for Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, testing biologics that targeted specific tumor or tumor cells expressing a specific biomarker.

His research interests are: brain tumors and therapeutics; stroke and microcirculation.


 Jun, B. K., Chandra, A., Kuljis, D., Schmidt, B. P., and Eichler, F. S. Substrate Availability of Mutant SPT Alters Neuronal Branching and Growth Cone Dynamics in Dorsal Root Ganglia. The Journal of Neuroscience 35.40 (2015): 13713-13719.

Saini, J., Bansal, V., Chandra, A., Madan, J., Jain, U. K., Chandra, R., & Jain, S. M. (2014). Bleomycin sulphate loaded nanostructured lipid particles augment oral bioavailability, cytotoxicity and apoptosis in cervical cancer cells. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 118, 101-110.
Singh, H., Singh, P., Kumari, K., Chandra, A., Dass, S. K., and Chandra, R. (2013). A review on noscapine, and its impact on heme metabolism. Current drug metabolism, 14(3), 351-360.

Chandra, R., Madan, J., Singh, P., Chandra, A., Kumar, P., Tomar, V., and Dass, S. K. (2012). Implications of nanoscale based drug delivery systems in delivery and targeting tubulin binding agent, noscapine in cancer cells. Current drug metabolism, 13(10), 1476-1483.

Chandra, R., Madan, J., Singh, P., Tomar, V., Dass, SK., and Chandra, A. (2013) Noscapines: Novel Carrier Systems to Target Tumor Cells. In Selected topics in Nanomedicine. Regenerative Medicine, Artificial Cells and Nanomedicine – Vol. 3. Editor: TMS Chang, FRS, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. World Scientific Publishing, USA, ISSBN – 978-9814472852.

Graduate Education
MS, Medical Sciences
Boston University School of Medicine

Undergraduate Education
BA, Neuroscience and Biology
Boston University