Dr. Dimple Chakravarty is an Assistant Professor in the department of Pathology and Laboratory Sciences at Weill Cornell Medical College. After completing undergraduate studies at the College of Veterinary Sciences, Guwahati, India, and she pursued her masters in Animal Genetics from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Belgachia, India. She then completed her PhD from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Cytology and Gynecological pathology in 2006. She did her first postdoctoral training at UTHSC at San Antonio where she studied a special group of proteins called nuclear receptor coregulators and their role in breast and ovarian cancer progression. Using well-characterized mouse models of breast cancer progression she successfully demonstrated that aberrant expression of PELP1 can lead to breast tumor dissemination and metastasis to bone. At the Weill Cornell Medical College, she expanded her research to include studies on prostate cancer and had integrated results of laboratory experiments with large-scale genomics studies. She has over 10 years of experience in different aspects of cancer research, including cancer genomics, biomarker discovery as well as functional studies in different model systems. She has successfully conducted research work in breast, prostate, ovarian and endometrial cancer.