Dr Sreeparna Banerjee

Department of Biological Sciences
Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey 
Office Z-19 Tel: +90 312 2106468
Lab B-59 Tel: +90 312 2106482
Fax: +90 312 2107976
Email: banerjee@metu.edu.tr 
Twitter: @sreeparna_b
Instagram handle (maintained by lab members): banerjeelab_metu


Courses taught

Lab Members

Research Interests:

Aberrant metabolism has frequently been implicated as a tumor promoting factor in cancer and has recently been denoted as a ‘tumor enabling’ characteristic. Our lab is interested in understanding the importance of metabolic pathways and nutrient restriction in the development of gastrointestinal cancers.






News from the lab:

Dec '21 BIOL undergraduates Olka and Fatimah along with their mentor Ilir have shared the best poster award at the 2021 AdımODTÜ Lisans Araştırmaları Günü. Wonderful start for Olka and Fatimah for their future career in research!

Nov '21: Aydan has passed her Qualification Exam and is officially a PhD candidate! Congrats Aydan.

Jul '21: Ilir's PhD paper has been accepted in Scientific Reports!

June '21: Ilir has successfully defended his PhD thesis and will continue as a postdoc in the lab. Congrats Ilir.

May '21: A new review on aldo keto reductases (AKR1B1 and AKR1B10) from our lab is now online in Adv Exp Med Biol.

Jan '21: Sreeparna Banerjee is serving as an editor for a special issue on Epithelial to Mesenchymal Plasticity in Colorectal Cancer in Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology with Regine Schneider-Stock and Federico Bocci

Feb '21: Çağdaş and İsmail have successfully defended their Masters thesis. A pandemic miracle!