Oncology Division
Alphabetical list (active faculty):   
Sumithra Sankararaman

Sumithra Sankararaman, PhD


Department of Medicine

Oncology Division

Medical Oncology

Research Interests

  • Bioinformatic analyses for studying genomic and transcriptomic alterations present in lung cancers with a goal of developing targeted therapeutics
  • Computational development of methods to analyze single-cell RNA-seq data


  • 314-362-0371 (office)
  • Division of Oncology
    Mail Stop 8056-0029-11
    Washington University
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Room 11311 Mid Campus Center (office)


1995 BSc (Physics),Fergusson College, Pune, India
1995-1997 MSc (Physics), Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
1997-2003 PhD, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India
Post-graduate Training
2003-2005 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
2005-2006 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
2007-2008 Centenary Post-doctoral Fellow, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
2012-2017 Post-doctoral Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions
2018-present Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Honors and Awards
1995-1997 Merit scholarship for the top 5% in the Master of Sciences (Physics) program
2012-2016 Fellow in the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) sponsored R25 educational program