Nitai C. Hait, PhD

Assistant Professor of Oncology
Assistant Member, Department of Surgical Oncology
Assistant Member, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
Role of sphingolipids in inflammation and cancer progression
Role of nuclear receptors in cancer progression
Cancer epigenetics and novel therapeutics
Mechanism of oncogenic signaling in cancer stem cells
Role of lipid signaling in cancer immunotherapy


Dr. Nitai C. Hait joined the faculty in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Oncology in the Division of Breast Surgery, Department of Surgical Oncology, and Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Hait trained as a molecular biologist at the Bose Institute in Calcutta, India and earned his doctoral degree in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India. Dr. Hait did his postdoctoral trainings at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky and at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, and the Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Virginia, where he became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.


Education and Training: 
PhD - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Jadavpur University, India
MSc - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Kalyani University, India
Professional Memberships: 
2006-present - American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
2006-present - American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular biology (ASBMB)
2005-present - American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)