Deepali Sachdev, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Deepali Sachdev

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-626-9420

Lab Phone 612-626-5045

Mailing Address:
Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
University of Minnesota
1st Floor Mailroom CCRB
2812A (Campus Delivery Code)
2231 6th St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Administrative Email

PhD, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


Dr. Sachdev is a member of the Cellular Mechanisms Program of the Masonic Cancer Center. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She holds memberships in the American Association for Cancer Research and the Endocrine Society.


  • Breast cancer biology and metastasis
  • New targeted drug therapies for breast cancer and biomarkers
  • Growth factor signaling 

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Endocrine Society
  • Cellular Mechanisms Program, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota 


Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Sachdev’s research interests focus on the regulation of breast cancer biology by growth factors such as insulin-like growth factors, growth factor targeted therapy for breast cancer, and development of biomarkers for growth factor-targeted therapy. Her laboratory is examining the use of non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy and gene array signatures to predict and monitor response to inhibition of insulin-like growth factor signaling in breast cancer cell growth and metastasis. She is also examining the mechanisms by which insulin-like growth factors regulate metastasis of breast cancer cells using animal models of metastasis and in vivo imaging.