FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
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Deodutta Roy, M.S., M.Phil., Ph.D.

  • Title: Professor
  • E-mail: droy@fiu.edu
  • Phone: 305-348-1694
  • Office: AHC5 353

Dr. Deodutta Roy joined FIU as a professor in 2004 and was the founding chairman of the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health. Since 2014, Dr. Roy serves on the Board of Directors of South Florida Veteran Affairs Foundation for Research and Education. Dr. Roy’s ongoing research focuses on the application of human genomics to population sciences for molecular prevention. Dr. Roy is a prolific scholar and researcher, having published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, monographs, and 100 patents. He has trained 15 doctoral students and numerous postdoctoral fellows. For the last 24 years, his research program has been continuously funded through grants from the American Cancer Society, U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and Veteran Affairs. Dr. Roy has served on a variety of research-related advisory boards and review panels, including NIH, DoD, the Susan Komen Foundation, Miami VA, and the Massachusetts Public Health Breast Cancer review panels. Dr. Roy is also on the editorial boards of nine scientific journals. Dr. Roy has collaborated with scientists at Miami Children’s Hospital, University of Miami, and Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System to investigate human DNA variants and epigenetic, stochastic and environmental factors that modify responses to exposure to endocrine disrupting stressors.

Research Areas

  • Role of NRF-1 in estrogen-induced breast cancer pathogenesis
  • Pathoepigenetic/genetic mechanisms of glioblastoma
  • Role of gene-endocrine disruptor interactions in brain health
  • Integrative stochastic modelling to identify biological pathways and networks contributing to the susceptibility of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Mitochondrial dysfunction and neurological diseases
  • Discovery of drug targets and potential therapeutics

Available Ph.D. Projects 

Application of Human Genomics to Population Sciences: Molecular Prevention