Basic Sciences of Medicine

Basic Sciences of Medicine is a peer reviewed international basic medical sciences journal, which is aimed to promote research and information in basic medical sciences. It can improve health, health care and health education, internationally by elevating the quality of medical care, disease prevention, and research.

Devaveena Dey

Post-doctoral Fellow, Postdoctoral Researcher, USA

Research Areas

"Stem cells, cancer stem cells (specifically breast cancer)


2013-present Postdoctoral ResearcherHarvard Medical School
2004-2010 Ph.D.Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2002-2004B.S.M.S University, Baroda, India
1999-2002B.S.Fergusson College, Pune, India

Academic Achievement

Received travel grant comprising full air fare from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of India to attend the conference on “Stem cells: From Reprogramming to Regenerative Medicine” in Boston, organized by the Society for Biomolecular Sciences.2009
Received the Best Oral Presentation Award in the ‘International symposium on Emerging challenges and approaches in cancer biology’ as part of the IISc Centenary Conference.2009
Qualified the National Entrance for Lectureship (NET) conducted by University Grants Commission of India 2005
Received the Best Poster Presentation Award at the International Symposium on Stem cells, Mumbai, India 2005


Identification of the ‘stem cell signature’ of a bona fide cardiac stem cell by comparison of cardiac-resident and bone marrow-derived stem cells (see Publications).
"Comparative gene expression analysis of iPS cells and cancer cells to study the tumorigenic
Studying the immunobiology of iPS cells and their progeny in different mouse models.
"Autologous iPS cells as a source of tumor antigens for breast cancer prophylaxis and treatment
Study of efficient gene delivery in primary cells and stem cells (see Publications).
"High throughput surface protein analysis of adult stem cells, iPS cells and differentiated cells to
"ChIP sequencing and ribosome profiling of embryonic stem cells and differentiated cells to identify

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Dey, D. (2007) Stem cells: A dormant volcano within our body? Resonance Vol 12 (3) : 27-34 (Conceptualizing, writing).
[2]  Dey et al. (2009) Phenotypic and Functional Characterization of Human Mammary Stem/Progenitor Cells in Long Term Culture. PLoS ONE Vol 4 (4)(Conducting experiments, analysis, writing).
[3]  Dey, D et al. (2009) Book chapter “Cancer Stem cells: The Enemy within Cancers”(Conceptualizing, writing).
[4]  Dey, D and Rangarajan, A (2010) Book Chapter “Breast Cancer Stem Cells“(Conceptualizing, writing).
[5]  Mittal, S, Subramaniyam, D, Dey, D, Kumar, RV and Rangarajan, A (2009) Cooperation of Notch a Ras/MAPK signaling pathways in human breast carcinogenesis. Molecular Cancer Vol 8 (128)(Conducting experiments, analysis).
[6]  Dey, D et al. (2011) Efficient gene delivery of primary human cells using peptide linked polyethyleneimine polymer hybrid. Biomaterials Vol 32 (20) (Conducting experiments, analysis, writing).
[7]  Ghosh Z, Huang M, Hu S, Wilson KD, Dey D and Wu JC. (2011) Dissecting the oncogenic and tumorigenic potential of differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells. Cancer Research Vol 71 (14) (Analysis, editing).
[8]  Sravanth Kumar, Namrata Heda, Shubham Pandey, GS Sravan, Meera Saxena, Sai Balaji, Vijaya Kumar, Geethashree Mukherjee, Devaveena Dey, and Annapoorni Rangarajan. (2012) AMPK Phosphorylates Novel Target PEA15 and Facilitates Mammosphere Formation (Submitted.
[9]  Dey, D et al (2013) Dissecting the Molecular Relationship Among Various Cardiogenic Progenitor Cells. Circulation Research; 112 Vol 9: 1253-62(Conducting experiments, analysis, writing).
[10]  Huber CB, Ransohoff JD, Ransohoff KJ, De Almeida PE, Reigler J, Ebert A, Kodo K, Gong Y, Sanchez-Freire V, Dey D, Kooreman NG, Diecke S, Odegaard J, Robbins RC, Gold JD, Wu JC. (2013) Costimulatory Blockade Promotes Survival of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Derivatives and Induces T Cell Immunoglobulin 3 Upregulation. Stem Cells Vol 31 (11): 2354-63 (Conducting experiments, analysis).