Inder M. Verma

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Primary Section: 41, Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology
Secondary Section: 44, Microbial Biology
Membership Type:
Member (elected 1997)


Inder Verma is a cancer biologist who has published over four hundred peer reviewed articles in major scientific journals. Discoveries from his laboratory in the last four decades have included identification of cancer genes , animal models of lung, breast and brain cancers. He pioneered the  use of  viruses to deliver therapeutic genes for human gene therapy. Verma has been a founder of several biotech companies and served on numerous Scientific Advisory Boards. He has also served on many editorial boards. 

Research Interests

Inder Verma is involved number of Pre-clinical and clinical trials of several orally available small molecules for a number of oncology  and inflammation indications . He is also actively involved in Covid 19 related research.

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