Nikhil Khankari, PhD


Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine

Brief Description

Dr. Khankari's research interests are in examining the role of nutrition, genetics, and the interaction between these two exposures as it relates to cancer incidence and survival. For his dissertation work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Khankari focused on examining the relationship among dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids, genetic susceptibility, and breast cancer incidence and survival. As a K99 awardee at Vanderbilt, Dr. Khankari will examine the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids on colorectal tumor risk using the Mendelian randomization approach.



MPH - Wayne State University
PhD - University of North Carolina